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Risk Management

Controlling Third-Party Slip and Falls

Costing over $11 billion annually, slips, trips and falls can be a substantial burden for employers. But preventative measures can greatly reduce overall risks. This Elimination, Substitution, Engineering & Administrative Controls (ESEA) guide can kickstart your safety checklist.

February 25, 2022

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), floors and flooring materials contribute directly to more than two million fall injuries each year, with associated medical costs of $14 million per year in the U.S. Much of these costs constitute the treatment of broken bones, but a substantial amount is spent on head and traumatic brain injuries. Methodical and well-thought-out controls can help prevent these events from occurring and help employers to avoid these inflating costs.