Let’s face it, if you’re a safety professional, it all comes down improving your safety record. And there’s one big unknown when it comes to where that record will stand at the end of the year: Winter weather.
Here are three tried-and-true – and quite simple – ways to keep your employees safer in bad weather – and eliminate slip and fall incidents on snow and ice.
1. If your employees don’t need to be out in the ice and snow, don’t let them.
2. Housekeeping, such as shoveling sidewalks/parking lots and using salt or sand, goes a long way toward prevent workplace injuries.
3. Improve the traction under foot. By providing employees with the right ice cleat or traction aid, you can significantly reduce slips, trips and falls.
We hear from customers all the time that following tips 1 and 2 above help, but employing tip 3 – providing proper traction aids and winter cleats – is what helps most in making every step a safe one.
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Bill Coyne is the VP of Sales for Winter Walking. He has been helping organizations across a wide variety of business sectors eliminate workplace slips and falls in ice and snow for over 16 years. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.winterwalking.com for additional helpful information and resources.