With hundreds of thousands occurring each year, falls are the second leading cause of unintentional death, according to the World Health Organization. To help companies prevent costly falls on the same level, J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has joined forces with the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) — a world leader in walkway safety standards and practice.
“Improper training is one of the leading causes of workplace slips, trips, and falls” said NFSI Founder and President Russ Kendzior. “We believe that partnering with J.J. Keller will play an important role in reversing the growing trend related to workplace slips, trips and falls.”
As the exclusive provider of NFSI’s walkway safety online training, J.J. Keller offers new Walkway Safety for Employees and Walkway Safety for Supervisors Online Training Courses. The company also offers a new Walkway Safety for Employees Handbook. Developed by J.J. Keller experts in cooperation with the NFSI, the product content is divided into 3 easy-to-digest modules for maximum comprehension:
• Module 1: Foundations of Walkway Safety;
• Module 2: Hazard Recognition; and
• Module 3: Hazard Prevention & Incident Response.
“People think of serious falls as being from elevated surfaces, but falls on the same level — such as from uneven surfaces — can result in severe injuries as well,” said Mark Stromme, J. J. Keller subject-matter expert. “Employees and supervisors alike should be trained in hazard recognition and awareness.”
Stromme is one of more than 200 Walkway Auditor Certificate Holders (WACH) worldwide. WACHs are trained and certified through NFSI in the proper techniques for auditing the traction of building walkways through observation and measurement. The NFSI’s mission is to aid in the prevention of slips, trips, and falls through education, research and standards development. The NFSI authors standards for slip and fall prevention and is an accredited training provider.