"Slip and Fall" Facts
- Slip and Fall injuries are the 3rd largest cause of workplace injuries. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- According to the National Safety Council, slips and falls are the single largest cause of Emergency Room visits
- The average slip and fall injury costs $28,000. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- Reduce workers' compensation costs
- Increase productivity
- Improve morale
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