Slip, Trip, and Fall

Bodily injury from falls is an everyday risk in inland and marine environments. Among the leading causes of those incidents? Slips, trips, and falls.

Our human factors and safety consultants have extensive expertise in investigating and evaluating 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.

Our technical library resources include those from the United States Coast Guard (USCG), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Federal Regulations, local and state building codes as well as marine industry standards from American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 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.  Our engineers, who are frequently called as expert witnesses, are known for their ability to accurately and concisely explain the unique factors of an injury or loss to an insurance adjuster, attorney or jury in an easy-to-understand manner.