Winter Slip and Fall Prevention Tips

During the long, cold winter months, it’s important to be aware of some easy to remember slip and fall prevention tips. A few simple precautions can help reduce the chance that you will get injured.

  • Avoid slippery surfaces as much as possible.
  • Walk in designated walkways.
    • Only use sidewalks, stairs, ramps, etc. that have been cleared and/or salted.
    • If it hasn’t been cleared, don’t use it.
    • Test possible slick areas first with your toe to see how slippery it is before putting your full body weight on the area.
  • Take your time and walk slowly.
  • Take small steps for stability.
    • A few extra seconds could mean the difference between getting to your office safely or spending the day at the doctor’s office.
  • Proper footwear is essential.
    • Wear shoes or boots that provide traction on snow and ice.
    • High heels, sneakers, and footwear with leather or plastic soles should be avoided.
  • Keep your hands free for balance and use handrails whenever possible.
    • If you slip, you will need your arms to restore balance.
    • If you fall, your arms will help you break the fall and help you land in a safer position.
  • Keep your eyes on where you are going.
  • Use floor mats at entrances to dry shoes when entering the building.

Stay safe and remember spring is just around the corner!

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