Slips, trips and falls are common workplace occurrences that can result in serious injuries and disabilities to workplace parties. These occurrences are a major hazard facing employers today. It has been named a priority issue among Health and Safety stakeholders in Ontario.
- From 2011 to 2016, “falls” was ranked as the second top cause of traumatic fatalities with 66 workers killed.
- In 2017 “falls” was the third highest injury event and accounted for 20% of lost time claims with the WSIB.
In response, PSHSA has created Slips, Trips, and Falls Tool Kit offering free resources to support employers in making their workplace a safe environment. In this tool kit you will find a checklist for working on elevated platforms, information about ladder safety, and an infographic on Slips, Trips, and Falls. To aid in prevention and reduction of injuries resulting from this hazard we encourage you to download this tool kit and use the resources to hold a 15 minute Safety Talk with your employees.