95% That’s the total of all major slips which result in broken bones. In other words, nearly every time there is a major slip in your workplace, someone will break a bone, need time off work, and possibly file for worker’s comp.
7 That’s the number of minutes it approximately takes for a wet-mopped spill to dry, leaving the floor slippery for that entire time. This is a significant window for someone to slip while walking through it!
$11 Billion That’s the cost of slip, trip, and falls in 2014 for just the United States, as reported by the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index. With slippery conditions, such as those caused by spills, being the cause of majority of these injuries, this cost is something no supervisor can ignore.
37% That’s the proportion of all reported workplace injuries that slips had an influence in. This makes slips one of the most common causes of workplace injuries, with spills and slippery surfaces being the primary reason for that.