|Document ID (ISN)||111219|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2011-123
||Bell J., Collins J.W., Dalsey E., Sublet V.
||Slip, trip, and fall prevention for healthcare workers
||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.
||DHHS_(NIOSH)_Publication_No.2011-123.pdf [in English]
||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.
||USA; slippery floors; health care personnel; risk factors; falls on the level
||stairs; step ladders; work during bad weather; lighting; housekeeping; safety guides; safe working methods; public OSH institutions
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Health care services