There's no question that spinal cord injuries are life-changing. As with other catastrophic injuries, spinal cord injuries can impact almost all aspects of life, and it's important to be prepared for numerous changes if you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury.
In an attempt to further reduce injuries caused by slips, trips and falls, the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule regarding industry regulations for Walking-Working Surfaces standards. According to the department, slips, trips and falls "cause 15 percent of all accidental deaths, and second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities." The new standards are designed to mitigate risks present in various workplaces, excepting agricultural and construction sites.