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Winter Slip, Trip & Fall Safety Tips.

 Winter Slip, Trip & Fall Safety Tips. 

It is that time of the season where slips, trips and falls occur at an increasing number. The following are a few safety tips:

  • Wear the proper footgear. Remember that no shoe sole material is perfect under all conditions. Shoe soles made of hard plastic or leather and high-heeled shoes are less than ideal, especially during wet weather.
  • Take small steps to keep your center of balance under you and extend arms to the side with hands out of your pocket to maintain balance.
  • Point your feet out slightly like a penguin to increase your center of gravity.
  • Walk slowly and never run on icy ground.
  • Avoid carrying loads on stairways.
  • Walk in designated walkways and look ahead when you walk.
  • Keep walkways clear of debris, water, ice and slippery materials.
  • Use floor mats to remove moisture from the soles of your shoes upon entering a building.
  • Be aware of your footing and any potential slip, trip or fall hazard that may be present.
  • Report slip, trip and fall hazards.
  • Use special care when entering and exiting vehicles.

Slip and fall injuries are common but these can be prevented. Have a safe winter!

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