SAFETY TIP TUESDAY- NCESD
Provided by the North Central ESD Workers Compensation Trust
WINTER WALKING SAFETY TIPS:
WEAR PROPER FOOTWEAR -
- Boots with heavy tread and flat bottoms; and Traction/gripping devices such as YakTrax.
SELECT YOUR ROUTE CAREFULLY –
- Stick to sidewalks.
- Avoid shortcuts and areas around construction sites – snow may hide holes and other hazards.
Use extreme caution -
Shuffle your feet and take short steps – it reduces your chances of falling.
Leave your hands/arms free for balance.
On stairs, use the handrail and plant your feet firmly on each step.
Walk like a penguin –knees bent slightly and feet pointed out slightly.
Don’t cross in front of moving snowplows and sanding trucks – it’s safer to cross behind.
Observe extreme caution when entering and exiting vehicles. Warm soles on compact snow/ice can increase the risk of slip/falls. Hang onto the vehicle for support.
Watch out for black ice, overhead/falling hazards (icicles or snow/ice on sloping roofs and in trees), and wet floors/stairways.
Never attempt to walk on a smooth stone, tile, or ceramic surface wearing YakTrax – take them off before entering a building!
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