Employee Engagement Minimizes Wintertime Slips

Share these winter tips with employees
Talk to employees about things they can do to avoid slips and falls this winter.

  • High heels should not be worn outdoors during winter weather. Flat shoes with slip resistant soles or boots are best.
  • When walking across ice or snow, be sure to take short, flat steps.
  • Walk. Don’t run. Slowing down will decrease the chances of a slip and fall.
  • When entering a building, remember to clean your footwear thoroughly on the floor mats or carpet.
  • Once inside a building, don’t walk too fast and avoid making sharp changes in directions.

Other pointers:

  • Report unsafe areas and unsalted parking lots and sidewalks to the appropriate personnel immediately.
  • When getting in and out of vehicles use the vehicle for support.
  • Walk in designated walkways as much as possible. Taking shortcuts over snow piles and other frozen areas can be dangerous.
  • Look ahead when you walk; a snow- or ice-covered sidewalk may require travel along its grassy edge for traction.


Helpful Links:
National Weather Service: www.nws.noaa.gov
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): www.fema.gov

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