Slip, Trip, and Fall Hazards Increase as Weather Conditions Change
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Washington River Protection Solutions, Hanford Site (WRPS)

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Occupational Safety and Health, Operations, Property Management

It is vital that walking and working surfaces continuously be evaluated for slip, trip and fall hazards, especially with winter weather approaching. During the winter months, these conditions change quickly and areas that were once safe walking surfaces can present significant slipping hazards. Areas of particular focus would include any smooth surfaces, such as steel plates, painted concrete, and railroad ties. The combination of a worn surface on a steel shielding plate in a location where periodic foot traffic exists coupled with adverse weather conditions resulted in injury to a tank farm worker.

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