College Creates Mannequin Challenge Video with Winter Safety Focus

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A screenshot from Waukesha County Technical College’s winter walking safety video.

Throughout this winter season, United Heartland has promoted our WalkSafe campaign with a new collection of short videos that highlight key ways to prevent slip and fall hazards. (The final video for this year is available below.) But we were excited to see one of our education customers follow our lead on promoting winter walking safety through video and even added an element of the viral Mannequin Challenge video trend.

Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) started their video with actors in a variety of unsafe stances and poses given the wet and presumably slippery conditions shown. A number of people had unsuitable footwear, a few were busy with their phones rather than paying attention to where they were walking and one person had fallen with her books and backpack scattered around her. Midway through, the video returns to where it started, but this time the individuals are paying attention to the walkway hazards, showing off their proper foot gear and avoiding distractions from their phones or other devices. Kudos to WCTC for taking initiative and helping educate their campus about how to walk safer in a fun way!

Help your employees and businesses stay safe during the remaining winter season by sharing our WalkSafe campaign resources with your employees at staff meetings. Our campaign features resources and materials on topics, such as wearing proper footwear and snow and ice removal, to help you and your employees stay on your feet when weather conditions change. And make sure to check out our final WalkSafe video below (others available here), which highlights the importance of sticking to cleared walkways rather than taking shortcuts during periods of ice and snow.

Current agents, policyholders and Risk Connection subscribers will also have access to WalkSafe Quick Tips, a short list of simple slip and fall prevention reminders which can be added to your safety newsletters or emails. Be sure to explore our website for more information, and if you haven’t already, please subscribe to our Risk Connection e-blasts, which provide important information related to WalkSafe topics as well.