Step Wisely Employer Resources


Resources for Employers Help Manage Slip, Trip and Fall Exposures

The Step Wisely resources below help employers identify and manage slip, trip and fall hazards.

Cover of Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention Handbook shows close up on boot of person walking on a snow-covered sidewalkSlip, Trip and Fall Handbook 

In the past several years, injuries due to slip and fall incidents are in the top five of the most frequently reported workers’ compensation claims made by MCIT member employees. In addition, visitors can injure themselves on the same walking surfaces. These injuries can range from simple bruises to broken bones, dislocated joints and severe head and back injuries.

Given the prevalent number and significant costs of claims due to slips, trips and falls, MCIT has developed the Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention Handbook to assist members in developing and implementing strategies to prevent slip, trip and fall injuries. Although the emphasis of this information is to protect employees from work-related injuries, much of this information can also be used to prevent similar incidents involving the public visiting member buildings and facilities.

The handbook covers:

  • Weather-related hazards and prevention strategies
  • Walking surface irregularities
  • Stairs
  • Carpet, cords and more
  • Wet floors
  • Vehicles and equipment
  • Shop safety
  • Elevated work
  • Personal health

The  Power Point training presentation is a companion to this

Checklist and Tips for Preventing Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents