WalkSafe Update: Good Housekeeping Helps to Avoid Accidents

If you’re a glass half-full type of person, we have less than two months left until the first day of spring. If you’re more the glass half-empty type, then we STILL have almost two months left before the first day of spring. No matter your outlook on winter, United Heartland’s WalkSafe campaign is here to help you and your employees avoid slips, trips and falls during these next few weeks.

Compared to last year, this year’s winter season, while still a cold one, hasn’t had quite as many extreme snow and ice events, though the blizzard-like conditions hitting the Northeast today certainly qualify. However, that doesn’t mean that you should ease up when it comes to passing along preparation and prevention tips to employees. One area of particular importance is safe housekeeping techniques. Even a little bit of melted ice or snow can make entryways and walkways slippery and lead to unexpected accidents.

Our WalkSafe campaign contains information on everything from housekeeping practices and floor maintenance to inspection checklists and the cultural impact of housekeeping. While these tips may seem basic, inadequate housekeeping is something that can be the culprit in slip and fall accidents all year long. During the winter, it’s even more important to be mindful of slips and falls by practicing safe housekeeping techniques.

If you know of others at your organization who would be interested in receiving updates on our WalkSafe campaign, please forward them this email or encourage them to subscribe to our monthly Risk Connection e-blasts here. As always, please contact your loss control representative with questions or call us at 1-800-258-2667.