The book's three parts explore slips-and-fall accidents themselves, what causes them, and what can be done to prevent them. The author begins by examining the financial costs, the industries hardest hit by slips and falls, and the heightened risk to the elderly population. He then looks at the causes for the numerous slip-and-fall accidents and injuries, from inadequate floor care to improper footwear, and the contributions of the insurance, legal, and manufacturing industries and how they worsen the problem. Finally, he outlines what can be done to prevent slip-and-fall accidents, and how everyone can help to reverse the trend of this increasingly expensive and dangerous problem.
It is full of stories of real slip-and-fall accidents and injuries, statistics, illustrative charts, and tips for prevention. It deals with all aspects of slip-and-fall accidents, their causes, and methods of prevention.
Contents: Safety culture -- The slip-and-fall problem -- Floors, mats, and cleaners -- Footwear -- Bathtubs and showers -- The insurance industry and fraud -- The legal industry -- Codes, standards, and regulations : what's it all about? -- How and what to measure.