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Document ID (ISN)111219
CIS number 10-0866
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2011-123
Author(s) Bell J., Collins J.W., Dalsey E., Sublet V.
Title Slip, trip, and fall prevention for healthcare workers
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Dec. 2010. PDF document. iii, 41p. Illus. 19 ref.
Internet access DHHS_(NIOSH)_Publication_No.2011-123.pdf [in English]
Abstract According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the incidence rate of lost-workday injuries from slips, trips, and falls (STFs) in hospitals was 38.2 per 10,000 employees, which was 90% greater than the average rate for all other private industries combined. STFs as a whole are the second most common cause of lost-workday injuries in hospitals. This booklet provides guidance on preventing STF accidents among health care workers.
Descriptors (primary) USA; slippery floors; health care personnel; risk factors; falls on the level
Descriptors (secondary) stairs; step ladders; work during bad weather; lighting; housekeeping; safety guides; safe working methods; public OSH institutions
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Health care services