Safety Talks

Slips, Trips, and Falls Toolbox Talk

Slip Trips and Falls Toolbox Talk


 Slips: The loss of balance caused by too little friction or traction between your feet (footwear) and the walking or working surface.

 Trips: A loss of balance caused from a person’s foot contacting an object or dropping to a lower level while moving forward or backwards.

 Falls: The result of a trip or slip that causes the body to loose balance and strike a surface or object.


Prevention Strategies

Although there is never any way to completely prevent accidents or injuries, there are ways to reduce the likelihood of them happening.

  • Promote injury awareness (in-service, presentations, checklists, posters, signage, safety meetings etc.)
  • Education of supervisors, risk managers, employees
  • Gather information about injuries
  • Determine how to reduce injuries
  • Implement & train prevention strategies


Reporting Hazards

  • Report all hazards immediately
  • Reduce risk of hazards
  • Alert all persons in the area
  • Mark off the area or stay there until help arrives
  • Remove the hazards whenever possible
  • In the event of an emergency, CALL 911!
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Please keep these tips in mind when visiting.