Friday, November 11, 2016
Occupational Health Specialists Find Research to Avoid Slipping Injury
A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere in your operation. Depending on the severity of the accident, a fall can result in the serious injury of a worker. Such an incident can spell loss of productivity and profit, increased industrial insurance premiums, and expenditures associated with finding an appropriate replacement.
In an attempt to curb slipping/falling and the injuries that it causes, two researchers sought out a solution by taking a closer look at the helmeted guinea fowl, a bird that reacts to slips and falls similarly to humans.
Biomechanics researchers Timothy Higham of Clemson University and Andrew Clark of the College of Charleston placed the fowl on a six-meter runway and made it run either on a rough surface or a slippery one. Read more from this blog: