INFOGRAPHIC: Slips and Falls by the Numbers
Slips and Falls have an enormous impact on businesses and their bottom lines. These five facts about Slips and Falls from the National Floor Safety Institute show the devastating effects of unsafe floors.
#1 Cause of Accidents
Slips and falls are the number one cause of accidents in Hotels, Restaurants, and Public Buildings with about 70 percent happening on a level surface.
85% of Workers Comp
A staggering 85 percent of worker’s compensation claims are attributed to slick floors (Industrial Safety & Occupational Health Markets 5th edition).
8,000,000 ER Visits Annually
Falls account for eight MILLION emergency room visits every year. Slips and falls account for 12 percent of total falls, over one million visits a year.
$70 Billion Annually
Employee slip-and-fall accidents cost approximately $70 billion annually (National Safety Council Injury Facts 2003 edition).
They Cause the Most Missed Work Days
Slips and falls represent the primary cause of lost days from work (but they are not a primary cause of fatal occupational injuries.)
All facts sourced from NFSI and can be found here.