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Mind Your Step: Looking at Stair Construction in Slip and Falls Accidents 

March 23, 2022 | By: Nabi Goudarzi

March 23, 2022 @ 2:15pm – 3:15pm EST

Stair accidents result in severe injuries and financial losses each year in Canada and the US. Falls on stairs are the second most common cause of accidental death in the US after car accidents.  The societal economic cost of stair-related accidents can also not be understated. In Canada, it was estimated to be $19.8 billion in 2004. 

If the design or construction of the stairs violates the local building code, the designer or builder could be held liable for any injuries or damages. In this webinar, we review the key requirements of the Ontario Building Code (OBC) and explain how the various aspects of stair construction could affect its safe use and be connected to a slip-and-fall accident. 

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All Attendees Will Receive a Completion Certificate

Accredited in British Columbia and Manitoba, Saskatchewan. Alberta and Saskatchewan are pending approval.


Nabi Goudarzi, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Forensic Structural Engineer

Nabi specializes in the forensic structural investigation of buildings and the design of retrofitting schemes for damaged or under-designed structures. In the course of his career, Nabi has conducted structural assessments of existing steel, concrete, masonry and wood buildings under gravity loading, vibration and seismic forces. He has also designed steel and concrete structures, including high-rise residential and office towers, commercial retail units, and long-span steel trusses. Nabi holds a MSc. in Earthquake Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Alberta.