WOW : WATCH-OVERCONFIDENCE-WALK
SAFETY IS FREE, USE IT GENEROUSLY
At Work, At Play Safety leads the Way
Slip Prevention in the bathroom
Wipe-Up & Avoid a Slip-Up
The most common place for a fall is the bathroom, extreme care is required for all, esp for the elderly.
Handrails are desirable. Antislip mats are mandatory, shower cabins are preferable than tubs. Wider,thicker towel on the exiting area dries the wet feet.
Conditioners make the mats slippery. Wash it out closer to the drain.
Wornout chappal, slippers, flip-flops, high heels
Loose rugs in the room esp with rolled up edges, deep fluffy carpets.
Monotone floor and stair tiles, uneven floors
Sidewalk and Pavement curbs,bumps and potholes.
Watch your gait, do not drag feet on the ground
Medical conditions to take care:
TIA Transient Ischemic Attacks
Eye check ups
Avoid overconfidence as it reduces caution.
Fall phobia is beneficial in the elderly, promotes caution, but activity level should be maintained for good body mechanics.
Avoid adventures at levels higher than your age and do known activities.
Improve Muscle strength and Balance, regular exercises and walks.
Do not drag feet on the ground, each step heel has to strike the ground first
Healthy Sleep schedule, Keep Hydrated
Hip fractures, spine fractures in the elderly and osteoporotic
Haematomas or bumps
Soft tissue injuries
Hospitalization, disability and death.
Interesting Quotes and Data
25% of construction injuries are fall related
Most injuries (64%) are from Slips &Trips, Falls on same level and the notorious Ladder (25% fatalities), Fall from Roofs (35%fatalities)
Fix the problem, Not the Blame
Kapil Bakshi’s Protection ‘STAR’–Safety-Think-Avoid-Rules
Safety – A small investment for a rich future
Think smart before you start.
Avoid Accidents & Adventures
Follow the Rules
INJURY PREVENTION TIPS