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Tag Archives: slips and falls

Steps to Avoiding a Slip and Fall

Preventing a fall that can result in serious injuries and even death is not only done by being more careful, but by taking precautionary measures against falls. One of the ways to prevent falls is to exercise, as recommended by Judy A. Stevens, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among those -->

The Number of Older Americans Who Fall and Suffer Serious Injuries is Soaring

As Americans age and people live longer with bad health conditions, the number of older Americans who fall and suffer serious, sometimes fatal, injuries is soaring. So the retirement communities, assisted living facilities and nursing home are attempting to balance safety and their resident’s desire to live independently. Nearly 24,000 adults over the age of -->

Slips, Trips and Falls: How to Stay Safe in the Home

Falls are the second-leading cause of unintentional death in homes and communities, resulting in more than 25,000 fatalities in 2009, according to the National Safety Council. The risk of falling rises with age and is a serious issue for the elderly in homes and communities. Take time to remove fall hazards from your home or -->

Preventing Falls in the Workplace

OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet at shipyards, six feet in construction, and eight feet in longshoring operations.OSHA requires that industry workplaces:•    Guard every hole into which a worker can accidentally walk using a railing and toe-board or a floor hole cover.•    Provide -->

Partner, George Levy answers your most frequently asked questions about slip and fall accidents.

Partner, George Levy answers your most frequently asked questions about slip and fall accidents. Check out the video here: Did you know that more than 12,800 people over the age of 65 died and 1.6 million were injured in slip and fall accidents in 2012? Learn more how we can help if you’ve been injured -->

From Athletes to the Elderly: The Science Behind Trips and Falls

Scientists are finding that maintaining stability and balance with each step we take requires complex coordination of foot placement, arm movement, trunk angle and neck and head motion. This is due to the fact that no step is exactly the same. Every time the foot hits the ground, it hits it at a different angle. -->

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States. There are about 8.9 million visits to the ER each year. Adults ages 55 and older are more susceptible to these accidents. Falls result in more than 25,000 fatalities each year. Here are the most common places where falls occur: Doorways -->