May 16, 2018

SAIF: January 2017 Storms Unload Chilling Number of Slip and Fall Injuries

Salem, OR – As a result of the heavy snow and ice statewide last month, more Oregon workers suffered slips, trips, and falls than in any recent January, according to SAIF data.

More than 700 workers filed claims with SAIF for injuries due to slips, trips, and falls in ice and snow in January, far exceeding the nearly 250 injuries in January 2016–in fact, there were more slips, trips, and falls this January related to ice and snow than in the past five Januarys combined. Slips, trips, and falls due to ice and snow made up 21 percent of all claims SAIF received this January.

With more snow in the forecast for parts of Oregon this week, SAIF again wants to remind Oregonians to take it easy walking on snow, slush, and ice.

This includes walking like a penguin (watch here or below) and creating an inclement weather procedure for your company.

Workers and employers can find more cold weather safety tips and additional resources on the “Safety and health” page.

Source: SAIF

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