Slip and Fall Prevention: A Practical Handbook (Google eBook)
The average cost of a worker fall is $12,470, increasing to over $26,000 when lost production and other costs are factored in. At a profit margin of 10%, more than $250,000 of revenue needs to be generated to cover a single slip/fall loss. Costs are higher for falls sustained by the public.
Slip and Fall Prevention: A Practical Handbook responds by providing safety engineers and claims professionals with a one-stop guide to preventing and responding to slip and falls. This overview provides specific guidelines for facility design, effective management control programs, and test methods for pedestrian safety and slip resistance. In addition to exposure analysis of high-risk businesses, situations, and locations, the handbook also describes procedures for reporting, investigating, and mitigating incidents.
Equipped with the information in this reference, businesses will be prepared to identify and manage factors contributing to slip and falls, reducing exposure to these frequent and costly losses
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3 Principles of Slip Resistance
4 ASTM Standards Related to Pedestrian Safety
5 Other US Standards and Guidelines
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