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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Promotes "Split-Second Safety" Blueprint

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 2, 2012 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions has released Slips, Trips and Falls: Split Second Safety, a new training program that introduces the "split-second safety" blueprint to help employees avoid slips, trips and falls.

This training program reminds employees that it only takes a split-second lapse of awareness to slip, trip or fall and suffer a costly, life-long injury. It discusses how to be more aware of your surroundings, and explains how, why and where slips, trips and falls occur. The program helps employees maintain a safety mindset and adopt safe work practices.

Slips, Trips and Falls: Split Second Safety opens with sobering statistics on slips, trips and falls. These incidents cost tens of billions of dollars in medical expenses. Eighty percent of workers who trip and fall on the stairs will suffer long-term injuries like brain damage and paralysis. And fatal falls due to slips and trips kill 700 workers each year. The program was developed to help employees take the issues more seriously and realize how thin the line is between safety and injury. It can help remind employees that no workload is too big, and that no deadline is too urgent to neglect basic safety.

Lapses in awareness are one big reason for slips, trips and falls. A split-second safety blueprint can help employees stay focused. Slips, Trips and Falls: Split Second Safety covers baseline definitions of slips, trips and falls; causes of slips, trips and falls; and the importance of housekeeping, workplace design solutions, proper footwear, and safe walking and working practices.

Additional information is available by calling 800-861-2221 or emailing A free online preview is accessible at Preview and purchase online or get instant access with CoastalFlix™ streaming video.


DuPont Sustainable Solutions, one of 13 DuPont business groups, is an integrated, global services and technology delivery business. Its offerings comprise four practice areas: Safety Resources, Sustainable Operations, Training Solutions and Clean Technologies. Together they offer consulting services, products and technologies that help organizations protect people and the environment, use assets more efficiently, and improve worker skills and performance. More than 190,000 employee development professionals in 129 countries have used Training Solutions products and services to help transfer knowledge and sustain business competitiveness.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit

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