Fall Prevention Focus is something we can all participate in,
whether we are at work or at home during the COVID-19 pandemic!
Fall Prevention Focus is a time period each year the Air Force uses to highlight reducing slips, trips and falls. The theme this year is "Calling All Fall Prevention Warriors", encouraging Airmen and Space Professionals to find and correct fall prevention issues whether they are at work or at home. Fall Prevention Focus Week 2020 is July 20-24.
PARTICIPATE IN FALL PREVENTION AT HOME OR AT WORK! Check equipment or look for hazards, whether you are at home or at work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
1. Check your equipment – examples: Are there any recalls for any of your harnesses? Check it against the recall list provided on this page. At home are your ladders and step stools safe?
2. Review your fall prevention program – example: Is your program in compliance with AFMAN 91-203?
3. Ensure understanding – examples: Can you explain fall prevention? Have you spoken with your family members about fall prevention? Are they aware of everyday household slips, trips and falls? Do they know how to inspect or use a ladder or step stool properly?
If you need help, use the resources on this page and from our Occupational Safety SharePoint. You can choose from videos, graphs, statistical analysis, materials from past Fall Prevention Focuses, resources by topic, downloadable material, and resource submissions.
Select graphs above for the Fall Focus Analysis FY2015 thru FY2019
CLICK THIS LINK FOR A LIST OF
RECALLED FALL PREVENTION PPE
NOTE: List is not exhaustive - check your PPE manufacturer for possible recalls
NSC Slips Trips & Falls
NIOSH Ladder Safety App
OSHA Slips Trips & Falls
OSHA Portable Ladder Safety
OSHA e-tool Ladder Safety
US Dept of Labor Ladder Safety Blog
Pennsylvania Dept of Labor
AIR FORCE FALL PREVENTION FOCUS WEEK: July 20-24, 2020
DOWNLOAD FALL PREVENTION POSTERS BELOW