Slip-Fall

Resource pages for "Slip-Fall"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


Walking-Working Surfaces

OSHA To Clarify Handrail, Stair Rail Requirements

Proposed rule clarifies previous requirements for handrails and stair rail systems, provides flexibility in the transition to OSHA’s newer requirements.
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OSHA Rule Proposal To Clarify Handrail, Stair Rail System Requirements

Since OSHA published a final rule on walking-working surfaces and PPE in 2016 that updated requirements for slip, trip, and fall hazards, the agency received questions asking when handrails are required, and about height requirements for handrails on stairs and stair rail systems.
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Painters USA Provides Flooring, Other Maintenance Services During Holiday Downtime

The company is servicing facilities clients with flooring maintenance and other tasks as the year comes to a close.
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Pennsylvania Grocery Chain In Safe Floors Spotlight

In honor of National Safety Month, New Pig has launched a program to recognize the country’s safest floors and workspaces.

Latest Walkway Safety Standard Announced: ANSI/NFSI B101.6-2012

The NFSI estimates that 55% of all slip, trip, and fall accidents are the result of an unsafe walking surface.

HFI Launches Slip and Fall Prevention Survey Results

How well did you score on the Slip Fall Prevention Survey?

HFI Launches Slip and Fall Prevention Survey

The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) has launched a Slip and Fall Prevention Survey. To see how well you did on the quiz, check FacilityBlog tomorrow for results.

Five Safety Resolutions For 2012

Cintas points out leading ways to keep employees safe while they're on the job.

OSHA To Hold Public Hearing On Walking/Working Surface Safety

OSHA will hold an informal public hearing starting January 18, 2011, on the proposed rule revising the Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standards to improve worker protection from slip, trip, and fall hazards.

OSHA Proposes New Worker Protection Rulemaking

The proposed rulemaking would require improved worker protection from tripping, slipping, and falling hazards on walking and working surfaces.

Essential Winter Maintenance

Something as seemingly innocent as a snowy walkway that has not been cleared can result in serious injury or fatality. It is a little known fact in this country that slip and fall accidents—which cause 15% of all accidental deaths—are second only to motor vehicle accidents as a leading cause of accidental deaths.

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