October 22nd, 2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Slips, trips, and falls (STFs) continue to be one of the top causes of injuries in US mining operations. Many of these injuries occur in scenarios common to most mine sites. One defense against slips are safety boots. However, based on replacement schedules, it is possible that mine workers may wear boots beyond a period when they provide adequate protection. Slip, trip, and fall hazard identification and remediation are essential to ensuring a safe and productive workplace. This presentation will provide an overview of NIOSH research that was aimed at providing recommendations to prevent STF injuries.