Slips, trips and falls account for a number of workplace injuries in Montana. Common causes run the gamut from exposed tripping hazards like cords, to a lack of snow removal in winter, to using ladders inappropriately. Common injuries include bruises, broken bones and debilitating back injuries. Fortunately, slip, trip and fall hazards all have one thing in common — they are easy to mitigate.

Mitigation begins by identifying likely hazards, such as loose stair treads, broken equipment, blocked aisles and improper clean up. Next, have your safety committee address each one thoroughly in a planned fashion. Finally, embrace a culture of safety where people look for issues and report them before they cause injury. Prevention is about understanding and a willingness to mitigate issues, and it can be helpful to have an objective eye.

Please check out our video, safety tips and resources or contact our safety services professionals for more information.


Safety Video

  • Slips, Trips & Falls

Slips, Trips and Falls — Good decision-making can all but eliminate slips, trips and falls. The key is vigilance and a healthy dose of common sense.

Safety Training

Thank you for your interest in workplace safety. Completing this introductory training is easy and will take you less than 10 minutes.

Step One: Watch the video above.

Step Two: Print and complete the quiz.

Step Three: Discuss any questions about the quiz or your specific job with your supervisor.

Step Four: Check out these additional resources and bookmark for future reference.

Step Five: Print these Safety Posters and post in your break room or common areas.

Step Six: Be safe!