Thom Disch Offers Expert Advise on How to Avoid Falls Like the One That Sidelined Pro Golfer Dustin Johnson

On Wednesday, Dustin Johnson—the world’s No. 1-ranked golf player—slipped and fell down some stairs in his rental home. He sustained a back injury preventing him from playing in the Masters, where he was a pre-tournament favorite to win. This fall injury has the potential to be a very expensive accident for Johnson who will miss the opportunity to share in the 2017 Masters’ $10 million purse. 

Thom Disch, author of Stop The Slip, Reducing Slips, Trips and Falls, says this fall injury could have been avoided. Disch has spent the last 2-1/2 years researching and writing the book, which offers practical advice on preventing fall injuries.

As an expert, Disch can discuss the physical and financial impact of fall injuries and offer prevention advice helpful not only for professional athletes but also the general public.
As an expert, Disch can discuss the physical and financial impact of fall injuries and offer prevention advice helpful not only for professional athletes but also the general public. 

Disch’s research indicates slips, trips and falls are a chronic health problem in the U.S. and around the world. With 9 million emergency room visits from fall injuries—the majority occurring on stairs—each year in the U. S alone, they are the nation’s number one cause of emergency room visits and the 14th leading cause of death. A CDC study estimated the cost for lost wages and medical expenses to be over $150 billion per year.  That exceeds 1% of the annual U.S. Gross Domestic Product.

Injuries and deaths caused by falls are at record highs and the problem continues to grow; however, both are preventable. According to Disch, they generally are preceded by other events that when eliminated reduce the risk of falling. He can speak about actions and products that can minimize the likelihood of slips, trips and falls.

Thom Disch is the author of Stop The Slip, Reducing Slips, Trips and Falls, a book that discusses why people fall; where they fall; the business side of falls; and how to prevent and avoid fall injuries. In addition to writing Stop The Slip, Disch is the CEO of Handi Products Inc., which develops, manufactures and distributes a complete line of slip and fall prevention products. He also holds several patents related to the development of these products. He has a master’s degree in quantitative methods from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Oakland University in Michigan.

Contact Information:

Thom Disch
Owner & CEO of Handi-Ramp
(847) 997-7525
TDisch@HandiRamp.com
www.handiramp.com

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