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Slip, Trip, And Fall Prevention For Healthcare Workers: Hazard Assessment Tips And Best Practices For Avoiding Common Injuries

Webinar: ID# 1026147
Recorded On-Demand
About This Course:
Slips, trips, and falls (STFs) are some of the most common causes of workplace accidents. OSHA reports that they account for 15 percent of all accidental workplace deaths, and a report by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention for Healthcare Workers indicates that STFs account for 25 percent of all injuries occurring in a healthcare setting.

According to available data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the incidence rate of lost workday injuries from STFs in a healthcare environment is 90% greater than the average rate for all other private industries combined. This is in part to many of the hazards commonly present in healthcare settings that contribute to the high accident rate, such as tripping hazards due to medical apparatus like hoses, cords, and tubing, and slipping hazards like contaminant spills onto the floor.

Join us for an in-depth webinar exploring the most common causes of STF hazards for workers at hospitals, medical clinics, and doctor’s offices, and what you can do to minimize risks. Our presenter will provide a comprehensive understanding of how to identify and assess STF hazards typically found in healthcare facilities and develop effective programs for mitigating associated exposures and injuries.

You’ll learn:
  • Common causes of slips, trips, and falls in a healthcare setting
  • How to minimize the risks that housekeeping, accidental spills, weather-related events, maintenance, medical equipment, wear and tear, and other factors may present
  • How to identify potential trouble areas by analyzing root causes of previous walking/working-related accidents
  • The key elements of a successful investigatory process, including who should investigate, how to document the findings, and how to ensure follow through on identified corrective actions
  • What you need from senior management to be successful at reducing and eliminating the risk of slips, trips, and falls in your medical facility
  • How to effectively train healthcare staff on avoiding STF risks
  • Best practices for reporting, tracking, and completing identified corrective actions
About Your Presenter:

Kevin Slates, Ed.,D., MPA, BS, CSP
Clinical Associate Professor
Indiana University

Kevin Slates, Ed.,D., MPA, BS, CSP is a clinical associate professor in the department of Applied Health Science at Indiana University. Dr. Slates is also the Safety Program Coordinator at the university and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses safety, industrial hygiene and environmental health. His research interests include program evaluation, EHS management systems, safety culture, health disparities and exposure assessment. Dr. Slate’s experience includes working for the Kentucky Occupational Safety Health Program and the Environmental Public Protection Cabinet as a manager, consultant and inspector. His dissertation examined safety performance metrics and government VPP partnership programs.

Dr. Slates holds a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Eastern Kentucky University, a M.P.A, in Public Administration from Kentucky State University and Doctorate in Education from Spalding University. He is a Certified Safety Professional and authorized OSHA outreach general industry and construction trainer. He is also an active member of AIHA and ASSE.
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