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Preventing Falls in Winter Weather
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Thursday, January 21, 2016


FallWinter means freezing temperatures, snow and ice - and with that mix, the risk of injuries resulting from slips and falls increases. A fall can cause a minor bruise, a broken bone or worse. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to minimize your risk for falls and stay safe as the temperature drops.
  • Wear shoes with good tread outdoors. Consider bringing dress shoes along in a separate bag to change into after you arrive at work.
  • Allow extra time to get to and from your car and to clear off accumulated snow and ice.
  • Use salt to melt ice early and often. Salt or sand can assist in gaining traction on surfaces that remain slippery.
  • Dry your boots or shoes when you get home. Wet shoes from melted snow can cause slick surfaces indoors.
Practice these tips to help yourself remain safe!


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