Slips, Trips and Falls in Healthcare
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Slips, trips and falls are the second most common cause of injury for home and community health workers. These types of accidents can result in serious disabling injuries and have a major impact on one’s ability to perform their job and may result in lost work days, reduction in productivity or a diminished ability to care for a client. Recognizing and correction of household hazards is examined as the first step in prevention. Common slips and falls are examined to show what are the actual root causes and steps are outlined for workers to take to reduce hazards for everyone in the home.