This winter we have already seen crazy amounts of precipitation and are forecasted to endure some more. However, as we continue our daily routines regardless of these weather conditions, we need to be careful of the new hazards that we could face. Winter weather like sleet, freezing rain, snow, and black ice can create harmful working and transit conditions whether you are driving or even just walking. 

This winter, join Accident Fund’s winter-weather slip and fall elimination safety campaign WalkS.A.F.E to minimize and prevent slips, trips, and falls that are most prevalent during these winter weather conditions. The first step towards prevention and reducing risk is preparation. Thinking about ways to reduce potential falls before the precipitation occurs in your area is vital. 

Some ways to get prepared and get yourself and your surroundings ready for unsafe precipitation are:

  • Ensuring you have access to weather advisory alert systems 
  • Tuning up snow blowers and any other snow removal equipment 
  • Stocking up on salt or other ice melters
  • Consider hiring a snow removal contractor
  • Planning for when off-premises work is necessary
  • Obtaining proper footwear like boots, ice cleats, or indoor shoes
  • Post slip/trip/fall advisories around your worksite/buildings
  • Ensure entryway mats and housekeeping supplies are readily available

To stay safe throughout the winter months and avoid preventable falls, trips, and slips due to inclement winter weather and precipitation, visit:

DII is your partner when it comes to safety and injury prevention. Our team of experts can work with you to understand the best plan of action for your workplace and how to keep you and your employees safe this winter. Please contact your DII representative for more information.  #Winter #2023 #SnowSafety #slips #trips #falls

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