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Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls

As the temperature drops, the number of slips and falls rise!

The effect weather has on workplace accidents and injuries cannot be overstated. Wind, rain, snow, and ice all play a part in increasing the frequency of several types of accidents and injuries. Snow and ice raise special safety concerns because they increase the likelihood of slips and falls, particularly on stairs, ramps, slopes, and parking lots

Accident studies indicate that almost 80 percent of slips and falls due to snow and ice occur in parking lots or on sidewalks. More than 50 percent occur in the morning between 6:00 a.m. and noon.

Proper footwear, including traction aids, can help tremendously on slippery surfaces. The purpose of this video (below) is to help keep you “slip-and-fall-free” this winter. If you are not able to review the video below click here to watch it on our YouTube channel.

If you have any questions or comments that you would like directed to our Safety Team please reach out to us at any time.

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