Environmental Cleanliness and Slips, Trips and Falls

Floor wet cleaning is associated with slips

  • Slips account for the vast majority of wet floor slips, trips and falls
  • Under 10% of floor cleaning slip victims were “Cleaners and Helpers
  • The majority of wet floor slip, trip and fall victims are females
  • In most cases, cleaning was underway, not completed
  • The presence of a sign was mentioned in over a quarter of cleaning slips, trips and falls

Housekeeping is more associated with trips and falls issues