5 Tips to Help Workers Avoid Winter Slip and Fall Accidents (Pt. 3)

December 12, 2014

Wrapping up our blog series 5 Tips to Help Workers Avoid Winter Slip and Fall Accidents, here we will present some final important things to keep in mind in order to minimize the chances that you are hurt in winter slip and fall accidents at work.

Additional Ways to Avoid Winter Slip and Fall Accidents at Work

Tip 4 – Always be careful when entering and exiting vehicles and buildings.

When winter slip and fall accidents cause workplace injuries, Denver Workers’ Compensation Attorney Jennifer Bisset will be ready to help injured people obtain benefits.

When winter slip and fall accidents cause workplace injuries, Denver Workers’ Compensation Attorney Jennifer Bisset will be ready to help injured people obtain benefits.

When people are shifting their center of balance (such as when they step out of cars) or when the ground or flooring on which people are walking changes (such as when they enter or leave buildings), it’s far more likely that winter slip and fall accidents will occur.

One of the various reasons for this may include the fact that people may not be prepared to change their balance or movement to accommodate the different traction that may available with different ground surfaces (and with surfaces that may be icier or wetter than they expected).

So, as you get into and out of vehicles and you enter and exit work this winter, try to take a little bit of extra care so that you don’t end up slipping, falling and seriously hurting yourself.

Tip 5 – Consider using backpacks instead of carrying things.

This is a great tip for avoiding winter slip and fall accidents in areas that may be prone to icy and snowy conditions! This is because, when we walk, our arms can play a crucial role in helping maintain our sense of balance, and this is more important than ever when the ground is wet, icy and snowy.

In fact, while having your arms free as you walk can help you stay balanced and avoid slipping, it can also be critical in the event that you do end up slipping, as free arms can help you either:

  • Catch your balance and avoid falling after slipping
  • Catch yourself so that you are only minimally injured.

So, if you regularly carry items to and from work (or you carry items around at work), consider using a backpack or some other helpful item that will free up your hands and arms.

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