Slips, Trips, and Falls

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Slip, Trip, and Fall Magnet

Minimize the number of slip, trip, and fall occupational injuries at Purdue!

REPORT HAZARDOUS GROUND or FLOOR CONDITIONS

Call (765) 494-3087 to report exact location inside or outside of any building on the Purdue campus that may cause a slip, trip, or fall.


Slips, trips, and falls are the leading cause of occupational injuries at Purdue University.

The average cost of Workers’ Compensation slip, trip, and fall injury claims for the last ten years was $3,198.  That exceeded the average cost of other injuries by 41 percent.

Slip, Trip, and Fall Icons

Did you know that surface conditions are the biggest contributing factor to slip, trip, and fall injuries?

Pavement Cracks A slight difference on walking surfaces, even as minor as 3/8 inch, may create a trip and/or fall hazard.

Causes of Slip, Trip, and Fall Injuries
Causes of slip, trip, and fall injuries pie chart.
from National Safety Council