Contamination: The role of contamination

Health worker falling in hospital ward

Most slip accidents happen when floors are wet or dusty.

Contaminants like water, bodily fluids, cooking oil, talcum powder, dust and disposable gloves can reduce the slip resistance of a floor making a slip accident more likely.



Fact: Slips rarely happen on clean, dry floors.

Case study: Leak from a clinical waste bag causes accident
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