What Are the Most Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents?

13 Feb

Lack of slip resistance, inadequate / irregular maintenance, and poor lighting are among the most common causes of slip and fall accidents. Most alarmingly, these easily preventable situations cost American businesses over $50 billion in 2007 alone. That statistic shocked American business owners when it was first published in the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, yet the incidence of slip and fall accidents remains high. Slip and fall accidents are among the most easily prevented type of accident, requiring modest investment when compared to other aspects of facility operations and management. To aid in everyday accident prevention, the editors of the Eagle Mat Blog have produced this report on the most common causes of slip and fall accidents. http://www.eaglemat.com/blog/what-are-the-most-common-causes-of-slip-and-fall-accidents/

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