OSHA provides excellent information to protect you from hazards. Snowy and icy conditions can make routine tasks challenging. Help prevent accidents by following OSHA's recommendations:
To prevent slips, trips, and falls, clear walking surfaces of snow and ice, and spread deicer, as quickly as possible after a winter storm.
To reduce the likelihood of injuries:
- Wear proper footwear when walking on snow or ice is unavoidable, because it is especially treacherous. A pair of insulated and water resistant boots with good rubber treads is a must for walking during or after a winter storm. Keeping a pair of rubber over-shoes with good treads which fit over your street shoes is a good idea during the winter months.
- Take short steps and walk at a slower pace so you can react quickly to a change in traction, when walking on an icy or snow-covered walkway.
- Make safety your first priority, in inclement weather only travel or or go outside when necessary.
Visit OSHA's website for more weather-related safety tips: OSHA
Help make Wright State safe:
- Call Physical Plant at 775-4444, as soon as possible, to report slippery or wet walking surfaces -- inside or outside.
- Find alternate routes that have been cleared.
- Complete Wright State's Accident Injury Report when you trip or fall or almost trip or fall.
Contact our office with your safety concerns: (937) 775-2215 or firstname.lastname@example.org