Being Careful During Fall Weather Can Determine Whether you Fall!
No matter what part of the country you’re in, here are some slip, trip and fall prevention tips we can all keep in mind as autumn conditions – including less daylight, wet and blowing leaves, and cooler temperatures – take hold.
Be aware of your surroundings. If at the office, report unsafe conditions, whether they are inside or outside, to security or a designated property manager.
- Wear non-slip footwear. Avoid boots or shoes with high heels. Leather soles offer little traction when wet.
- Plant your feet firmly on the ground while exiting your vehicle.
- Walk slowly in parking lots, even if you are running late. A slip-and-fall will make you even later or possibly send you to the emergency room.
- Minimize the number of bags or items you carry. Several bags and heavy items can alter your balance.