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Ways to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can happen any time of year. However, during the winter, slip and fall accidents occur more frequently. This is due to inclement weather causing slippery floors and walkways. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%). Slips and falls account for over 1 million visits, or 12% of total falls. These are just the number of people that go to a hospital emergency room. Think about the countless others who slip and fall, but aren’t hurt seriously enough to warrant a visit to the emergency room. Because this is such a common type of injury, it’s important to be on the lookout for things that might cause you to slip and fall. Wet Floors If Read More