Slips, trips and falls were the leading cause of injuries to Houston workers, growing by 11 percent in 2018. Slips, trips and falls are hazards faced by all employees on a daily basis. Certain personal protective equipment (PPE), such as slip-resistant shoes and floor mats can help to reduce the risk of a slip, trip or fall. However, PPE should never be used as a replacement for safe work practices. Types of PPE may include:

  • Slip-resistant shoes
  • Steel toe shoes
  • Fall arrest equipment
  • Hard hats
  • Goggles
  • Nets
  • Roll bars
  • Safety platforms