Avoiding Trip Injuries Around The Shop And Warehouse

Avoiding Trip Injuries Around the Shop and Warehouse

Recognize the Hazards


  • Wet or slick surfaces
  • Uneven surfaces and level changes
  • Power cords and hoses
  • Tools, parts, and portable equipment
  • Clutter on stairs


  • Rushing through work areas
  • Not following established procedures
  • Not using designated walkways/aisles
  • Improper footwear
  • Distractions (texting, talking, etc.)
  • Carrying objects that impair sight
  • Inattention (daydreaming)
  • Ignoring hazard warning signs

Know the Defense

  • Pay attention to changing conditions of the work area
  • Avoid distractions while walking
  • Follow established safety procedures
  • Pay attention to where you are walking
  • Practice good housekeeping
  • Post warning signs for trip hazards
  • Do not carry objects that obstruct your view
  • Wear shoes with slip-resistant soles
  • Tie your shoelaces
  • Report trip hazards to management

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