Slip and Fall Prevention: A Practical Handbook

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CRC Press, Jun 2, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 288 pages
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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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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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