Orientation to Safety for New Employees
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Slips, trips, and falls are involved in most workplace accidents. They cause 17 percent of disabling occupational injuries and 15 percent of on-the-job fatalities, but slips, trips, and falls can be prevented. To help prevent them, construction workers need to understand the mechanics of slips, trips, and falls, the types of hazards that lead to them, and the safe practices and equipment they can use to stay safely on their feet. They should also know how to reduce their chance of injury if they do fall, and what they can do to help a coworker who has fallen and is injured.
This program reminds employees about the hazards of slips, trips and falls in the construction environment and explains in detail what they can do to avoid them. Topics include: