Slip, Trip, and Fall
Falls can be very serious incidents, leading not only to injuries but to fatalities. In fact, falls are the second leading cause of injuries in the United States, second only to motor vehicle accidents.
Our human factors and safety consultants have extensive expertise in investigating and evaluating pedestrian slip, trip, and fall incidents. Our experts investigate to discover the facts, code compliance, and conditions involved in fall related incidents in order to identify causes and responsible parties. Our experts are certified in measuring the slip resistance of walkway surfaces using the English XL Tribometer.
The resources in our technical library combined with detailed research capabilities ensure our consultants have access to applicable codes and standards from local and state building codes and ordinances, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). In addition to the applicable codes and standards, our experts also review safety literature on falls, fall prevention, and safety design.