WalkSafe: Don’t Let Winter Catch You Off Guard!

Oct. 2020

Don’t Let Winter Catch You Off Guard!

Slips, trips and falls are prevalent when winter weather takes hold — and preparation is the first step in reducing the risk. Before the first snowfall, consider the following:

  • Ensure you have access to weather advisory alert systems.
  • Tune-up snow blowers and other snow removal equipment.
  • Consider hiring a snow removal contractor.
  • Make a plan for when off-premise work is necessary.
  • Maintain a supply of salt, sand and/or other ice melters.
  • Obtain proper footwear (boots, ice cleats, indoor shoes).
  • Post slip/trip/fall advisories around the building.
  • Ensure entryway mats and housekeeping supplies are on the ready.

For more tips, tools and information, contact your dedicated United Heartland loss control representative, or visit our Resource Library.

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