More than one million people suffer from a slip, trip, or fall each
year and 17,700 died as a result of falls in 2005. They are the
number one preventable cause of loss in the workplace and the
leading cause of injury in public places. Completely revised, Slip,
Trip, and Fall Prevention: A Practical Handbook, Second Edition
demonstrates how, with proper design and maintenance, many of these
events can be prevented. This well-illustrated and carefully
researched volume covers standards and best practices for facility
design, effective management control programs, test methods and
standards relating to pedestrian safety, and slip resistance
methods in the U.S. and abroad. It includes checklists, handouts,
case studies, rich online resources, and an extensive bibliography.
See what's new in the Second Edition: * Enhanced photographs and
tables, profiles of online resources, updated examples, case
studies, and sidebars * A new chapter on the unique hazards and
controls to protect staff and patrons in food service * A new
chapter on known parameters and causes of patient falls, assessment
methods, and methods for reduction of staff falls * Discussion of
flooring and floor maintenance, cleaning products and methods,
outsourcing, and maintenance * Coverage of management controls, a
holistic approach to integrating slip/fall prevention controls into
existing functions, hazard mapping, and electronic inspection
systems * Physical aspects of rubber walkways surfaces, expanded
floor mats, new stairway statistics, visibility, and design *
Roughness measurements, perception of slipperiness, overseas
standards, profiles of high risk industries, and accident
investigation Contrary to popular belief, most slips and falls are
not due to carelessness. This handbook examines the many options
available in the design and maintenance of facilities that can
reduce or eliminate the potential for slips and falls.
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