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Safety Flooring Articles

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Friction, Footwear and Falls

Slips, trips or falls on the same level (STFL) rival manual handling injuries as the most common cause of non-fatal major injuries to employees. Solutions are often inexpensive, easy to devise and put in place and their benefits are considerable.

Talking About Training Transfer

Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips Trips and Falls [Jul 2012]

Slips and falls in the workplace represent more than a trivial problem. According to research in the United States by the Liberty Mutual Research Center for Safety, same-level slips and falls represent nearly 11 percent of all workers’ compensation claims and more than 13 percent of all these injuries are second only to manual material handling and holding loads, which represent 37 percent and 40 percent respectively.

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Slips, Trips and Falls [Jun 2012]

Ninety-five percent of accidents in our industry happen due to unsafe situations. Due to all such unsafe situations, the most frequently occurring accidents in professional and non-professional life are slips, trips and falls. They are the major cause of injuries worldwide.

Safety From the Floor to Your Footwear

Safety From the Floor to Your Footwear [Jan 2012]. Published in Health and Safety International - Europe's magazine for employee protection and personal protective equipment. HSI Magazine is published in January, April, July and October. It contains legislation updates for the whole of Europe, in-depth articles on Personal Protective Equipment and Company and Product Profiles to help you source the necessary equipment to protect your most valuable asset: your people.

Slip Hazards

In the workplace, at home or at leisure, slipping on a surface can take just a fraction of a second, while the consequences could last for a lifetime. Broken bones, lost reputation and litigation under health and safety legislation are some of the possible outcomes. Thousands of slipping accidents and injuries that occur each year are caused by a lack of friction, or slip resistance, between footwear and floor and often can be prevented (or at least much reduced) with some forethought.

Workplace Flooring

HSE is developing a new online tool to help architects, designers and employers select the most appropriate flooring type for frequently slippery work areas in new or refurbished workplaces.

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Slips and Falls

The slip resistance of floor materials has received considerable attention from safety professionals. This is because every flooring material has advantages and disadvantages, and so must be assessed to ensure its suitability - and then be properly installed and maintained to provide a safe walking surface.

Balancing On A Banana Skin

Statistics show that slips, trips and falls are still the most common cause of injuries globally in the workplace. And that they relate to more than a third of all major injuries reported makes you wonder why, when so much is written about it, do we have to ask ourselves: “What have we really done to eliminate it?” We must all look a little deeper into what is often a more deeply rooted - and never really reported or tackled - issue.

Safety Flooring and Matting - Current European requirements and new regulations to be implemented in 2013 [Sep 2010]

Jackie Glasspool, of SATRA Technology Centre, looks at current and forthcoming European legislation and standards associated with safety flooring and matting. Co

Slips, Trips and Falls Lead to Shattered Lives

'Accidents can shatter lives.' That's the key message of a campaign launched by the Health and Safety Executive this February. The campaign - 'Shattered Lives' - encourages a step-change in the attitudes of employers and their employees, to help them reduce the number of serious injuries to themselves and their colleagues. The duty of care for employees rests with employers but anyone at work can help to reduce slips, trips and falls from height in the workplace.

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Slips and Trips

This report presents baseline findings from a survey on IOSH members’ views on the issue of slips and trips. The findings build a picture of how the issue is currently perceived, what’s being done about it and what additional support IOSH members feel they’d like. Annual surveys in 2007 and 2008 will provide both IOSH and HSE with further valuable information on how the situation is changing.

Safe Flooring

The UK Health & Safety Executive is currently concentrating on the assessment of floor surface slipperiness as part of its “Revitalising Health and Safety” strategy. Dr. Paul Lemon and Dr. Marianne Loo-Morrey, scientists at HSE’s Health & Safety Laboratory, discuss the methods of assessment currently favoured by HSL ... and the problems associated with the use of many alternative test methods.

How Safe Is Your Floor?

Slipping on floors results in many injuries - the cost to industry in terms of the disruption, worker time off and compensation is thought to be huge - the UK's Health and Safety Executive has estimated it at £512 million.

Slipperiness Assessment

The UK Health & Safety Executive is currently concentrating on the assessment of floor surface slipperiness as part of its 'Revitalising Health and Safety' strategy. Dr. Paul Lemon and Dr. Marianne Loo-Morrey, scientists at HSE's Health & Safety Laboratory, discuss the methods of assessment currently favoured by HSL ... and the problems associated with the use of many alternative test methods.

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Slips, Trips and Falls [July 2005]

Slip, trip and fall accidents are the most common cause of major injuries at work. They occur in almost all workplaces, 95% of major slips result in broken bones and they can also be the initial causes for a range of other accident types such as falls from height.

Industrial Flooring

Most people give little thought to the flooring on which they work and walk each day, unless they slip, trip or fall or have feet, leg or lower back pain from standing.

 

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