falls aren t funny america s multi billion dollar slip and fall crisis

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Falls Aren T Funny

Author : Russell J. Kendzior
ISBN : 9781605906829
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Slip-and-fall accidents are a growing problem. The total cost of these accidents now approaches 80 billion dollars 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 slips-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 for the numerous slip-and-fall accidents and injuries, from inadequate floor care to improper footwear, and the contributions of the insurance, legal, and manufacturing industries and how they worsen 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 to reverse the trend of this increasingly expensive and dangerous problem. The book is replete 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 accessible and entertaining. It is an informative and much needed book for all managers, safety professionals, attorneys, business and property owners, and anyone else concerned with one of the nation's fastest growing safety crises.

Floored

Author : Russell J. Kendzior
ISBN : 9781442271708
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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When watching the evening news you can be led to believe that most slip and fall claims are bogus and nothing more than a scam designed to fleece business owners and the insurance industry for money. But not all Plaintiffs are scam artists, and not all victims are seeking to cash in on their injury. Falls can affect each of us. The next victim could be your mother, your brother, your spouse or child…and oh yes, even you! The truth of the matter is, each year millions of personal injury lawsuits are filed by victims of a slip, trip and fall accidents, most of which are settled out of court. However, over the past decade there has been a noticeable rise in the average settlement as well as jury verdicts. As an expert witness, Russell J. Kendzior has been retained in more than 700 slip, trip, and fall lawsuits and has now compiled over 50 of his top cases in Floored! Rather than debate the truth behind slip, trip and fall litigation Kendzior sets the record straight and provides the reader with a behind the curtain view of the people filing these lawsuits and the companies being sued. This book is a great resource that explains what can be done to prevent the injury and thus the lawsuit through the eyes of a safety expert and stories of real-world victims.

Slip Trip And Fall Prevention

Author : Steven Di Pilla
ISBN : 1420082345
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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More than one million people suffer from a slip, trip, or fall each year and 17,700 died as a result of falls in 2005. They are the number one preventable cause of loss in the workplace and the leading cause of injury in public places. Completely revised, Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention: A Practical Handbook, Second Edition demonstrates how, with proper design and maintenance, many of these events can be prevented. This well-illustrated and carefully researched volume covers standards and best practices for facility design, effective management control programs, test methods and standards relating to pedestrian safety, and slip resistance methods in the U.S. and abroad. It includes checklists, handouts, case studies, rich online resources, and an extensive bibliography. See what’s new in the Second Edition: Enhanced photographs and tables, profiles of online resources, updated examples, case studies, and sidebars A new chapter on the unique hazards and controls to protect staff and patrons in food service A new chapter on known parameters and causes of patient falls, assessment methods, and methods for reduction of staff falls Discussion of flooring and floor maintenance, cleaning products and methods, outsourcing, and maintenance Coverage of management controls, a holistic approach to integrating slip/fall prevention controls into existing functions, hazard mapping, and electronic inspection systems Physical aspects of rubber walkways surfaces, expanded floor mats, new stairway statistics, visibility, and design Roughness measurements, perception of slipperiness, overseas standards, profiles of high risk industries, and accident investigation Contrary to popular belief, most slips and falls are not due to carelessness. This handbook examines the many options available in the design and maintenance of facilities that can reduce or eliminate the potential for slips and falls.

The Slip And Fall

Author : David N. Jolly
ISBN : 1478715367
Genre : Law
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Slip and fall accidents will injure millions of Americans this year. Nearly 20,000 people will die as a result of their injuries and several hundred thousand more will suffer permanent disability. Slip and fall accidents are the second highest cause of accidental death among the elderly. The effect of fall accident injuries can be catastrophic to the victims resulting in substantially changed life styles and monetary loss. Despite the frequent nature of slip and fall accidents they maintain a reputation of being the most difficult to win of all personal injury cases. Often shunned by trial lawyers and undervalued by defendants and their insurance carriers, these cases are characteristic of personal injury litigation that demands a full knowledge of the law and technology if litigation is to be successful. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, this book is written for you. This book details the process from the initial accident to liability issues and how to successfully fight for what you deserve.

Stop The Slip

Author : Thom Disch
ISBN : 0998354910
Genre : Falls (Accidents)
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Slips, trips and falls are a chronic health problem in the US and around the world. Fall injuries are the number one cause of emergency room visits and the fourteenth leading cause of death in the US. The average person is 7 times more likely to die from a fall than from the flu and 3 times more likely to die from a fall than by a firearm. Since 1999, we have reduced deaths from heart disease 15%. Deaths caused by auto accidents are down 12%. But during that same time period deaths from falls have increased over 150%. Both injuries and deaths caused by falls are at record highs and the problem continues to grow. We've learned how to fix the human heart and we have made driving safer. Now is the time to focus on preventing fall injuries. The good news is that fall injuries are preventable. Everyone falls, but falls don't just happen, they're preceded by other events. When you eliminate those events, you reduce the risk of falling. Stop the Slip shows how you can avoid these injuries. Following the simple five step A-L-E-R-T System(TM) discussed in the book you will reduce your risk of falling. Thom Disch provides an entertaining and engaging look at: Why we fall; where we fall; the business side of falls; and most importantly how we can prevent and avoid fall injuries. The book is a comprehensive mix of research on the topic of falls and fall injuries mixed with real world stories and experiences about falls and their consequences. As you read this book you'll also discover many interesting and surprising facts. For example: -Fall injuries are not just a problem for the elderly. 75% of all fall injuries happen to people under the age of 68. -The annual economic impact of fall injuries in the US exceeds $150 billion, or more than 1% of our gross domestic product. -Falls are the number one cause of traumatic brain injuries. -Winter weather appears to be a much smaller cause of fall deaths than you might expect. -Falls cause nearly 4 times more emergency room visits than auto accidents. This is a topic that affects everyone. Reading this book is the first step to making your family and friends safer.

Slips Trips Missteps And Their Consequences

Author : Gary M. Bakken
ISBN : 9781933264011
Genre : Law
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Falls are the second leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States, but are overlooked in most literature. Of use to primary care physicians, nurses, insurance adjusters, architects, writers of building codes, attorneys, or anyone who cares for the elderly, this book will tell you how, why, and when people will likely fall, what most likely will be injured, and how such injuries come about. Use this book to answer your questions on how to determine fault and liability between the plaintiff and the defendant in a slip and fall case, applying the traditional premises liability model. The included case studies and examples will help you understand the mechanics and causes of these accidents. The book includes a chapter on osteoporosis and other biomedical factors that cause falls. With the very useful Fall Prevention Manual that is included, you will find potential trouble areas around a building before an accident occurs. Falls and Related Injuries is peerless in its handling of an important and overlooked subject.

Practical Power System Protection

Author : L. G. Hewitson
ISBN : 9780750663977
Genre : Business & Economics
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Designed to increase understanding on a practical and theoretical basis, this invaluable resource provides engineers, plant operators, electricians and technicians with a thorough grounding in the principles and practicalities behind power system protection. Coverage of the fundamental knowledge needed to specify, use and maintain power protection systems is included, helping readers to increase plant efficiency, performance and safety. Consideration is also given to the practical techniques and engineering challenges encountered on a day-to-day basis, making this an essential resource for all.

Fractured Lands

Author : Scott Anderson
ISBN : 9780525434443
Genre : History
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From the bestselling author of Lawrence in Arabia, a piercing account of how the contemporary Arab world came to be riven by catastrophe since the 2003 United States invasion of Iraq. In 2011, a series of anti-government uprisings shook the Middle East and North Africa in what would become known as the Arab Spring. Few could predict that these convulsions, initially hailed in the West as a triumph of democracy, would give way to brutal civil war, the terrors of the Islamic State, and a global refugee crisis. But, as New York Times bestselling author Scott Anderson shows, the seeds of catastrophe had been sown long before. In this gripping account, Anderson examines the myriad complex causes of the region’s profound unraveling, tracing the ideological conflicts of the present to their origins in the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003 and beyond. From this investigation emerges a rare view into a land in upheaval through the eyes of six individuals—the matriarch of a dissident Egyptian family; a Libyan Air Force cadet with divided loyalties; a Kurdish physician from a prominent warrior clan; a Syrian university student caught in civil war; an Iraqi activist for women’s rights; and an Iraqi day laborer-turned-ISIS fighter. A probing and insightful work of reportage, Fractured Lands offers a penetrating portrait of the contemporary Arab world and brings the stunning realities of an unprecedented geopolitical tragedy into crystalline focus.

The Coming Famine

Author : Julian Cribb
ISBN : 9780520260719
Genre : Science
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Lays out a picture of impending planetary crisis - a global food shortage that threatens to hit by mid-century - that would dwarf any in our previous experience. This book describes a dangerous confluence of shortages - of water, land, energy, technology, and knowledge - combined with the increased demand created by population and economic growth

Financial Crisis Inquiry Report

Author : Phil Angelides
ISBN : 9781437980721
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The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission was created to "examine the causes of the current financial and economic crisis in the U.S." In this report, the Commission presents the results of its examination and its conclusions as to the causes of the crisis. More than two years after the worst of the financial crisis, our economy continues to experience the aftershocks. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs and their homes, and the economy is still struggling to rebound. This report is intended to provide a historical accounting of what brought our financial system and economy to a precipice and to help policy makers and the public better understand how this calamity came to be. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.

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