Winter means freezing temperatures, snow and ice -- and with that mix, the risk of injuries resulting from slips and falls increases. A fall can cause a minor bruise, a broken bone or worse. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to minimize your risk for falls and stay safe as the temperature drops.
- Wear shoes with good tread outdoors. Consider bringing dress shoes along in a separate bag to change into after you arrive at work.
- Allow extra time to get to and from your car and to clear off accumulated snow and ice.
- Use salt to melt ice early and often. Salt or sand can assist in gaining traction on surfaces that remain slippery.
- Dry your boots or shoes when you get home. Wet shoes from melted snow can cause slick surfaces indoors.
Practice these tips to help yourself remain safe!