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Falls aren't funny : America's multi-billion-dollar slip-and-fall crisis

Author: Russell J Kendzior
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Government Institutes, 2010.
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Slip-and-fall accidents are a growing problem. The total cost of these accidents now approaches $80 billion each year, and that number is expected to double within the next decade. In Falls Aren't Funny. America's Multi-Billion-Dollar Slip-and-Fall Crisis, author Russell J. Kendzior provides a comprehensive look at one of the most pervasive yet seldom addressed problems facing our world today.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell J Kendzior
ISBN: 9780865870161 0865870160 9781605906966 1605906964
OCLC Number: 477051859
Description: x, 224 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Safety culture --
The slip-and-fall problem --
Floors, mats, and cleaners --
Footwear --
Bathtubs and showers --
The insurance industry and fraud --
The legal industry --
Codes, standards, and regulations : what's it all about? --
How and what to measure.
Responsibility: Russell J. Kendzior.

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Slip-and-fall accidents are a growing problem. The total cost of these accidents now approaches $80 billion each year, and that number is expected to double within the next decade. In Falls Aren't Funny. America's Multi-Billion-Dollar Slip-and-Fall Crisis, author Russell J. Kendzior provides a comprehensive look at one of the most pervasive yet seldom addressed problems facing our world today.

The book's three parts explore slip-and-fall accidents themselves, what causes them, and what can be done to prevent them. Kendzior begins by examining the financial costs, the industries hardest hit by slips and falls, and the heightened risk to the elderly population. He then looks at the causes of the numerous types of slip-and-fall accidents and injuries, from inadequate floor care to improper footwear, and the contributions the insurance and legal industries make to the problem. Finally, he outlines what can be done to prevent slip-and-fall accidents and how everyone--from manufacturers to property owners to the general public--can help reverse the trend of this increasingly expensive and dangerous problem.

This book is replace with stories of real slip-and-fall accidents and injuries, up-to-date statistics, illustrative charts, and tips for prevention. It is comprehensive, dealing with all aspects of slip-and-fall accidents, their causes, and methods of prevention, while also being accessibleand entertaining, It is an informative and much-needed book for al managers, safety professionals, attorneys, business and property owners, and anyone else concerned with one of the nation's fastest growing safety crises. --Book Jacket.

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