Winter Safety Tips to Avoid Slip & Falls

Now that the holiday season is officially in full swing, you can expect the winter weather to come with it. Slips and falls tend to rise during this time, so filing away some important safety tips that can help prevent these types of injuries can be critical in ensuring your holidays remain festive and fully of joy. Read on to learn what you can do to protect yourself from injuries caused by trips and slips.

Watch where you step: A great way to keep from falling is to look before you step. If you notice a wet patch up ahead and think it might be ice, avoid it. If you have to move a little slowly to maneuver around your surroundings, take those extra few minutes to make sure you do not suffer an injury.

Wear proper footwear: Heels and ice are a recipe for disaster. If you have to wear dress shoes, bring them in a bag and wear boots to trek through snow and ice. Put on your dress shoes once you are indoors and safe from icy surfaces.

Use the handrails: Handrails are not decoration. They are there to help you, so make use of them, so you can stay upright in case you start to slip.

Relax: When you tense up during a fall, you can end up injuring yourself more, so do not try to fight it. Try to roll with the fall if you are falling forward. If you are falling backward, attempt to sit on your bottom.

Use salt: In the aftermath of a snow or ice storm, use salt, ice melt, or sand to provide traction on sidewalks and driveways.

Stay indoors: If possible, stay indoors to keep yourself safe.

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