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8. Safety Actions to Be Taken in Preventing Accidental Falls

a. Pick up everything spilled or dropped on the floor.

b. Pull wheeled vehicles through doorways so you can see where you are going.

c. Use a stepladder for out-of-reach things; chairs, stools, etc. lead to accidents.

d. Watch your step. Watch for toddlers underfoot and do not read while walking.
    Do not obstruct your vision with high loads.

e. Use handrails when going up and down steps.

f. Walk at a safe speed.

g. Watch for pantlegs that are too long and shoelaces that may come untied.

h. Watch for items on or across floors that contribute to hazardous walking.

i. Avoid groping in dark closets.

j. Wear sensible shoes.

k. Watch for items left on stairs, such as toys, etc.
 


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