Slip and Fall Prevention: A Practical Handbook

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CRC Press, Jun 26, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 288 pages
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.

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Contents

Management Controls
41
Principles of Slip Resistance
59
ASTM Standards Related to Pedestrian Safety
69
Other US Standards and Guidelines
97
Flooring and Tribometry
123
Footwear
153
Overseas Slip Resistance Standards
161
Profiles of Selected Industries
201
Accident Investigation and Mitigation
217
Bibliography
235
Index
247
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