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Preventing Slips & Falls


As outlined in the General Safety chapter of this manual, the easiest way to avoid slips and falls is to pay attention to your surroundings and to avoid running or rushing. To ensure safety for others in the office, however, follow these guidelines:

  • Arrange office furnishings in a manner that provides unobstructed areas for movement.
  • Keep stairs, steps, flooring, and carpeting well maintained.
  • Ensure that glass doors have some type of marking to keep people from walking through them.
  • Clearly mark any difference in floor level that could cause an accident.
  • Secure throw rugs and mats to prevent slipping hazards.
  • Do not place wastebaskets or other objects in walkways.

May 2011
Reviewed November 2014