Slips, Trips and Falls In the Lab

Slips, trips and falls at work are the second most common cause of lost-workday injuries according to NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health). Laboratories by nature have features which can exacerbate these hazards. Frequently wet surfaces, spills and splashes, and constant washing of glassware can all contribute to the risk of slips, trips and falls. EH&S also helps to check for these hazards during the lab assessment process. Please consult this fact sheet for ways to identify and minimize these hazards in your lab.