Fall Prevention

Every day, 80 workers are injured in a fall – that’s one every 20 minutes. Approximately 17,000 lost-time injuries occur each year because of workplace falls. Two-thirds of fall-related injuries are from slips and trips. Whether it’s a few centimetres or 120 storeys, roughly a third of all injuries and many work-related deaths are the result of falls.

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Falls Safety Talk: Mining

Mining Webinar: Slips, Trips and Fall

Slips, Trips and Falls - Sample Inspection Checklist

Fall Safety Video – Erase the Hazards

Fall prevention posters

Related hazard alerts

Pulp and Paper Workers Face Increased Risk of Falling into Dry End Pulp Beater

Worker Breaks Vertebrae in Neck after Falling Less than Five Feet

Worker Falls 12 feet During Routine Maintenance

Related training

Working at Heights Safety Training

Working at Heights Refresher Training

External Resources

Falls from Heights Data Analysis – MLITSD

Falls from Heights Fatalities Analysis – MLITSD

OSH Answers Fact Sheet – Fall Protection Plan (General)

OSH Answers Fact Sheet – Prevention of Slips, Trips and Falls

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace – Government of Ontario