UH Launches Sixth Annual WalkSafe Slip and Fall Safety Campaign

United Heartland’s WalkSafe campaign has a simple purpose – improve and boost awareness for slip and fall prevention. While slips and falls on icy surfaces may not sound like a big deal, the impact can be significant for the injured worker and their employer. Consider this: for United Heartland policy years from 2010 to 2014, the average total incurred claim cost for falls on snow or ice was $11,511!

That’s a considerable cost for any employer to absorb and illustrates why it’s so crucial to promote our WalkSafe materials and keep slip, trip and fall prevention top of mind for your employees. Now in its sixth year, our website provides a wide assortment of materials and resources for you to share within your organization. Resources include brochures, posters, checklists and table tents that provide guidance on weather-related safety, from snow and ice removal to proper footwear to housekeeping practices. We also have resources specifically geared toward the unique needs of our health care and education customers.

This year, we’re adding a little humor to our campaign with short videos that can be shared with your employees. Each one provides a simple tip on how to avoid slips and falls during this winter season and refers back to our WalkSafe resources. We hope you like them as much as we do. The first one can be viewed here. Others will be released with each phase of our campaign.

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.

As we launch our campaign, we want to make you aware of an important issue right now: preparing your organization for winter. We’ve got resources to help you think about how best prepare your business for the winter season, including:

  • Reviewing snow removal procedures
  • Tuning up snow blowers and other equipment
  • Hiring a snow removal and surface treatment contractor
  • Updating weather advisory alert systems
  • Obtaining entryway mats and housekeeping supplies

Be sure to visit us at UnitedHeartland.com 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.