Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention for Healthcare Workers
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2011-123
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics , the incidence rate of lost-workday injuries from slips, trips, and falls (STFs) on the same level in hospitals was 38.2 per 10,000 employees, which was 90% greater than the average rate for all other private industries combined (20.1 per 10,000 employees). STFs as a whole are the second most common cause of lost-workday injuries in hospitals.
- Page last reviewed: January 3, 2011
- Page last updated: January 12, 2011
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division