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    Safety Tips | Fall protection

    Preventing slips, trips and falls

    June 1, 2012

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    Reduce your risk of slips, trips and falls by:

    • Keeping floors clean and clear of clutter.
    • Maintaining good lighting both indoors and on outdoor walkways.
    • Securing electrical and phone cords out of traffic areas.
    • Installing handrails on all stairways.
    • Using a sturdy stepstool when climbing or reaching for high places.
    • Cleaning up spills right away.
    • Wearing sensible footwear.
    • Never standing on a chair, table or surface on wheels.
    • Arranging furniture to provide open pathways to walk through.
    • Periodically checking the condition of outdoor walkways and steps and repairing as necessary.
    • Removing fallen leaves or snow from outdoor walkways.
    • Being aware that alcohol or drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter medicine, can affect your balance and increase your risk of falling.

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