This guide talks about Slips, trips and falls. Slips and trips result from some kind of unexpected change in the contact between your feet and the surface you are walking on. Slips happen when you don¿t have enough traction between your feet and the surface. With slips, your feet are going out from under you. Trips occur when your foot hits something and you lose your balance. With trips, you are falling in the direction of your momentum. The illustrations on this guide shows the difference between slips, trips, and falls.