National Safety Month: Slips, Trips, and Falls


Though sometimes seemingly harmless, slips, trips, and falls are some of the most common workplace injuries. Ranging from same-level trips, due to an uneven walking surface, to a high-level fall from a ladder, slips, trips, and falls can have serious consequences. This week is a good time to review and train agency personnel on policies and procedures pertaining to ladder safety, fall prevention techniques, housekeeping best practices, and more.

The State Office of Risk Management offers a variety of safety courses including Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention to help spread awareness in hopes of preventing future incidents. Risk managers for Texas state entities can schedule a SORM training course by visiting the SORM website. The National Safety Council also offers free training materials on this topic on their website.