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Prevent Winter Slips and Falls

To reach your employees with a creative twist on winter safety habits, take advantage of SFM's "Penguin shuffle" series of materials.


Injury prevention product and vendor list

Use this list to find a variety of products and vendors to expand your injury prevention efforts.

The list includes footwear, ergonomic solutions, industrial hygiene services and other products and services.

Check out the pricing discounts for SFM policyholders.

  A supervisor's role in back injury prevention

Employer tips

Use the Employer's Guide to help you identify problem areas and for tips on things you can do to your workplace to prevent winter slips and falls. Use the sample slip and falls audit form when surveying your workplace.

Consider implementing a "Snow and ice program" that includes keeping an ice log for snow management purposes. This log is a sample; customize it to work for your organization.

  Slips and falls "Employer guide"

Training tools

Use the Wintertime slips and falls 5-minute solution as a mini-training talk you can give to employees in less than five minutes.

It explains the hazards to watch for and gives helpful tips on what you can do to prevent slips and falls in your organization, including the "Do the 'penguin shuffle'" concept of walking on snow and ice.

Try SFM's Supervisor Initiated Training (SIT) series which can be used to address specific hazards such as getting out of a vehicle or stepping off a curb in icy conditions.

SITs help supervisors think through the common risks and make follow-up training easier. Some examples include:

 

Wintertime slips and falls 5-minute solution

Step down. Not out. Out of cars. SIT

Videos  

These short videos demonstrate proper techniques for avoiding winter slips and falls.

How to walk like a penguin

Learn how to do the "penguin shuffle" when walking on snow and ice.

YouTube Instagram

   

Avoid a fall: Step down. Not out...from the curb.

Learn the basics on stepping down off curbs.

YouTube Instagram

   

Avoid winter falls: Step down. Not out...from your car.

Learn the most effective way to exit your vehicle to avoid slip-and-fall injuries.

YouTube Instagram

Awareness tools

Use posters, table tents, envelope stuffers and email attachments to generate awareness among employees. There are nine in the series. Use one each week to keep the topics fresh.

Step down. Not out. posters Step down. Not out. table tents Step down. Not out. stuffers

Topic
Poster
Table
Tent
Envelope Stuffer
Email Attachment
Video
Take it slow when you see snow  
Do the penguin shuffle
PDF
YouTube
Instagram
Wear sensible footwear
PDF
PDF
 
Carry only what you can
PDF
PDF
PDF
 
Watch for changing conditions
PDF
PDF
 
Report icy conditions
PDF
PDF
 
Do it yourself. Spread salt on ice.
PDF
PDF
PDF
 
Step down. Not out. Off the curb. PDF 
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PDF 
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PDF PDF YouTube
Instagram
Step down. Not out. Out of cars. PDF 
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PDF PDF YouTube
Instagram

 

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