School Safety Week: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls account for 25 percent of all school workers’ compensation claims, and 35 percent of all costs. VMLIP has a number of resources designed to help members educate staff on preventing slips, trips and falls in schools.

VMLIP Online University

  • Slips, Trips & Falls, here
  • Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls, here



Recorded Webinars

  • Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls (2016), here
  • Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls, here


  • Slips, Trips and Falls for Schools – In Partnership with Spotsylvania Schools
  • Slips, Trips and Falls, Keeping A Step Head
  • Slips, Trips and Falls: Split Second Safety
  • The Cause and Effect of Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Slips, Trips and Falls: Stranger than Fiction
  • Fall Factors: Understanding & Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Safety Orientation – A New Way of Thinking
  • Workplace Safety: Everybody’s Business
  • Safety Orientation for Custodial & Maintenance
  • Office Safety: It’s Not Magic
  • Trips and Falls
  • The Maintenance Man Who Fell Into Trouble
  • Strains and Sprains: A Public Concern

Find them all here.

Safety Module

Slips, Trips and Falls: This module contains a sample written program, training slides, handouts, a video short, and supporting documents. Topics covered include:

  • Identifies problem areas with floor openings, stairways, falls from vehicles, etc.
  • Planning building design to eliminate most slip/trip/fall hazards
  • Outlines various preventable measures
  • Employee responsibility regarding hazards in work area

Download it here.

Bulletins (White Papers)

  • Tips for Winter Slip and Fall Prevention
  • Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Slps, Trips and Falls: A Costly Problem
  • OSHA’s New General Industry Slip, Walking-Working Surfaces, and Fall Protection Standards
  • 5 To Stay Alive: Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Winter Safety Reminders
  • Ladder Safety

Find them all here.

Safety Consultants

Our most valuable training resource for members is the expertise provided by our safety consultants. At any time, VMLIP safety consultants are available to assist members with identifying and addressing risks.