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Maintaining an Upright Position at Work- Literally!

Jeff Hough on Mar 14, 2014 2:37:00 PM

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There are many people who may have slipped on icy walkways and sidewalks. It can be a painful and embarrassing tumble. While most people usually only end up with a bruised ego and body, there are some who get the short end of the stick, with major injuries. Now imagine a workplace with conditions that resulted in slips, trips and falls? Even though the employee can hold his or her employer liable for not adhering to workplace safety, sustaining an injury is definitely not something people want to experience.  

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Slips, Trips, and Falls

Josiah Warkentin on Jun 13, 2013 9:00:00 PM

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In May 2010, Luis Zaruma, a construction foreman on a Brooklyn site, fell to his death from the fifth floor of the building under construction. Such falls are not uncommon occurrence. Falls cause 35% of deaths in industry and claim the lives of over 250 workers every year (http://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html). Slips and trips lead to falls. The number of falling deaths would greatly decrease if the causes of slips and trips were removed from the environment. Knowing how to be safe in the workplace saves lives.

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