Trips occur whenever your foot hits an object and you are moving with enough momentum to be thrown off balance.

To prevent trip hazards:

  • Make sure you can see where you are walking.
  • Don’t carry loads that you cannot see over.
  • Keep walking and working areas well lit, especially at night.
  • Keep the work place clean and tidy.
  • Store materials and supplies in the appropriate storage areas.
  • Arrange furniture and office equipment so that it doesn’t interfere with walkways or pedestrian traffic in your area.
  • Properly maintain walking areas, and alert appropriate authorities regarding potential maintenance related hazards.