Winter Safety Tips

Winter Safety Tips

  • Winter Safety Tips

    Slips, trips and falls are the number 1 reason for an industrial injury in the United States. Today let’s look at walking outside when it’s cold and snowy or icy. Winter weather adds more risk for injuries. Prevent slips, trips and falls by preparing for the conditions and taking extra time. Slips, trips and falls are the most frequent accidents leading to personal injury. Slips, trips and falls can result in head injuries, back injuries, broken bones, sprained muscles, cuts and lacerations or even death. A slip occurs when there is too little traction or friction between the shoe and walking surface, often causing a person to fall backwards. The fact is that about one in 10 deaths that happen in the workplace are due to slips, trips and falls. We never know what kind of walking conditions we’ll find when we arrive at the office or to a customer’s location for a service/sales call so be very cautious when you are Walking in a Winter Wonder Land.

By accepting and practicing safety responsibility, you insure your future both at home and on-the-job. You do the same for your fellow worker as well, because socially and morally you are responsible for preventing accidents to others as well. Some items below to keep in mind as you go through your work day.

  • If you see an unsafe act, do something about it - point it out so others are aware and can avoid future mistakes.
  • Point out to other employees when safety isn't being practiced.
  • Be willing to serve on a safety committee. Be more than just a member, be active and creative.
  • Use good work habits, don't be impulsive, and remember that hurry up can hurt!
  • Develop the attitude that "If I do something wrong, I'm going to get hurt!" Then do the job the right way.
  • If you are a supervisor - help new employees learn that safety is the rule, not the exception. Teach them proper safety responsibility before you turn them loose.
  • Practice leaving personal problems and emotional stress away from the job. 
  • Remember that accidents don't happen - they are caused.
  • Correct little mistakes before they grow into permanent bad habits.
  • While attempts may be made to cloud or reject the responsibility for safety. when all is said and done, safety responsibility is up to you. You are the architects of your own future.
  • Practice safety, and don't learn it through Accidental Experience.

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