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  • Why Slips, Trips, and Falls Aren’t Taken Seriously

    Why Slips, Trips, and Falls Aren’t Taken Seriously

    Fall injuries are at crisis level in the United States. It’s one of the largest chronic health problems we face today. And the problem is getting worse. Yet falls and their prevention aren’t mainstream topics of conversation. While researching for my book, Stop the Slip, I talked with thousands of people, and when I brought up the subject, everyone had a personal experience with a slip, trip, and fall tragedy. So, if this is a serious problem that touches all […]

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  • How to Choose Safe Footwear to Prevent Falling

    How to Choose Safe Footwear to Prevent Falling

      No one will make the argument that stilettos are safer than flats. And no one will tell you they’re more comfortable. Yet high heels are chosen over flats every day because fashion requires it. According to a survey of three thousand women cited in Glamour magazine, “The average woman will buy 469 pairs of shoes in her lifetime with an overall price tag of about $25,000.” Each of these women has about nineteen pairs of shoes, including three pairs […]

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  • Slips, Trips, and Falls: The Inside Story

    Slips, Trips, and Falls: The Inside Story

      According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), slip, trip, and fall injuries cost the US economy over $172 billion in 2013. That cost includes the medical and lifetime work-loss costs from fall injuries. Slips, trips, and falls are a big problem in the United States and around the world. To stop these injuries, we need to better understand the problem. Fortunately for us, thousands of studies have looked at the problem with falls. Fortunately for you, […]

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  • How to Prevent Falls with The ALERT System

    How to Prevent Falls with The ALERT System

      It all starts with a fall. It is obvious that you can’t have a fall injury without a fall. However, we have a false sense of security because in our own personal histories we have survived many falls without serious consequences. Our challenge is that it’s nearly impossible to predict which falls will cause injuries and which ones will just be embarrassing. So our mission must be to prevent all falls, but can falls be prevented? Of course, we […]

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  • Grab Bars Don’t Have to Look Ugly

    Grab Bars Don’t Have to Look Ugly

    Betty was adamant about her son not installing grab bars in her home or bathroom. “I’m not going to a nursing home and I don’t want my home to look like one,” she told her son. “You’re not putting those ugly railings in my house. No!” Her son Rob was pretty upset. His mother had slipped and fallen several times already, even once while in the shower. When the rescue crew showed up they had to pull her out of […]

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  • Contest Submission: Open Grates – New York

    Contest Submission: Open Grates – New York

    A video of open grates on 8th and 42nd in New York

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  • Contest Submission: Arlington Lake Beach Ramp

    Contest Submission: Arlington Lake Beach Ramp

    Lake Arlington in Alington Heights, IL. This is ramp from the parking lot to the beach. It’s a long wodden ramp that gets slippery when wet.

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  • Contest Submission: Winnetka Beach Ramp

    Contest Submission: Winnetka Beach Ramp

    This is the ramp to Tower Rd Beach in Winnetka IL. It’s about 15ft long and 8ft wide. It’s made out of artificial rubberized looking wood, which gets very slippery when either wet or in ice and snow. It’s being used virtually 12 months of the year.

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  • Contest Submission: Boat Launch

    Slip and Fall hazard at the dock of Diamond Lake Illinois

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  • Contest Submission: Slippery Stairs

    Contest Submission: Slippery Stairs

    This is the back door to our condo. We use these stairs to go down to our cars, take the garbage out and walk the dogs. As you can see, these stairs are not covered, so when we get rain or snow or even frost, the stairs are very slippery. We would like to find a way to make these stairs safer and less slippery.

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Stop the Slip's mission is to help prevent slip and fall accidents before they happen. Featuring our popular aluminum Handi Treads and the new Puppy/People Treads.

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