Tucson slip-and-fall injuries are common in every workforce, but none so much as the healthcare industry. These workers are often exposed to a wide array of serious hazards to their safety and health, and according to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nursing homes and personal care facilities in particular have one of the highest rates of injury. These facilities have an average lost workday injury and illness (LWDII) rate of 4.9. The healthcare industry as a whole has a rate of only 1.8. Slip and fall incidences are common amongst healthcare workers due to:
- spills and other liquids on the floor that have not been attended to;
- trip hazards in bedrooms, hospital rooms, and other areas of the facility;
- fatigue from long shifts that keeps workers from paying attention to where they are going and what they are doing; and
- rugs, mats, broken floor tiles, and other floor quality and safety hazards.