Course Description: This course teaches workers to identify hazardous workplace conditions and unsafe practices that can lead to slips, trips, and falls. Good housekeeping practices, safe behavior, and corrective actions are covered. Students will also learn how to fall properly, and how to respond to a fall injury should one occur. This lesson focuses on same-level falls, as opposed to falls from heights.
Course Objectives: As a result of completing this lesson, the learner will be able to:
1. Identify physical and behavioral hazards that can lead to slips, trips, and falls.
2. Distinguish between the ways both you and your employer are responsible for providing safe work spaces.
3. Identify housekeeping practices and personal behaviors that can eliminate/prevent slip, trip, and fall hazards.
4. Describe how to fall properly to avoid serious injury and how to respond to a fall injury.