Cleaning & Maintenance Management Online

Slip and fall risk factors

July 2, 2012

HAMILTON, OH — Being aware of risk factors that can cause a slip and fall accident is a major concern in all types of facilities, according to a press release.

According to forensic reviews of dozens of slip and fall injury accidents, the 10 most commonly associated risk factors for slips and falls include:

1. Surface composition
2. Foreign substances
3. Surface conditions
4. Surface changes
5. Level changes
6. Obstructions
7. Visibility
8. Human factors
9. Stairs
10. Unusual features.

"Of particular concern is ''surface conditions'' of the floor," said Matt Morrison, communications manager for Kaivac Inc.

"Conventional floor mopping methods can spread soils over floors and create a slippery situation, changing the floor''s surface condition. Selecting alternative floor cleaning systems can enhance cleaning results and lower risks,” Morrison added.

Click here to read the complete release.