Presentation on theme: " Winter is here! Ice is about to seal the ground Snow will be making it hard to see The wind will be in full force And the sun will be hiding."— Presentation transcript:
Take time and be aware of your surroundings Holiday time is coming and we tend to be in a rush to get everything done at once Take one step at a time and don’t put your self and others at risk
During the winter season you should be doing everything possible to keep your self safe. Both slips and trips result from some a kind of unintended or unexpected change in the contact between the feet and the ground or walking surface. This shows that good housekeeping, quality of walking surfaces (flooring), selection of proper footwear, and appropriate pace of walking are critical for preventing fall accidents.
A non open toed shoe, that provides ankle support that is ideally waterproof so that your feet do not become wet from snow reducing your chances of freezing or getting frost bite. Must have traction and anti slip resistant bottom. Absolutely no high heels in the parking lot, if you want to wear the cute shoes please wear appropriate winter footwear in and out of the buildings.
There are two parts to using stairs › The steps › The railing USE BOTH! o If you are unable to use both parts of the stairs use the handicap ramp › If you are carrying large items use the ramp not the stairs
When you are getting into your vehicle this winter please keep a few things in mind › Be aware of the surface you are walking on › When you arrive to vehicle make sure to securely hang tight to the handle and have your feet firmly planted before opening › If the wind is blowing keep a hold of the door so that you don’t get hurt be the door either flying open or closed on you › Make sure you keep one hand on door handle and one either on steering wheel or the handle for lifting your self up. Do not let go of the door if the wind is blowing injuries are likely.
Once you arrived to your destination › Do not jump out of your car! › Open your door and look at what you are about to land on. Always act like you are about to set foot onto the ice. Hold on to your door and other handle (Just like when you got in) and step out with caution. Make sure you have a good grip so you can avoid falling and causing injury. › Hopefully you planned ahead and have your traction devices on to keep you safe no matter what
DDon’t walk with your hands in your pockets TTake short steps on icy patches BBending your knees a little and taking slower steps can greatly reduce your chances of falling.
Roll with the fall. › Try to twist and roll backwards, rather than falling forward Relax as much as possible when you begin to fall Toss the load you are carrying. Protect yourself instead of the objects being carried
Dress warm Dress in layers Waterproof insulated boots Mittens ( warmer than gloves) Scarves Hat Water and wind resistant snow coat and snow pants Pick colorful and reflective gear so that you can be spotted! › (Dogs too they should have a reflective collar or flashing light when out side)
Make sure your window wipers are ready to beat the harsh snow and ice Be sure to put the correct window washer fluid in before it freezes Make sure your head lights, tail lights, blinkers, hazards and every other light is fully functioning › (Vehicle 360’s are always a great idea no matter what your driving)
RReduce your driving speed AAnd drive at a distance from other vehicles AAvoid being close to large trucks with trailers they have a higher chance of flipping AALWAYS WATCH FOR MOOSE
Carry a flash light in your pocket Keep one in your car and extra batteries Make sure you have your emergency bag stocked and sanitary
Due to our already cold climate the wind adds a extremely dangerous element. The key to surviving this is to be aware of how cold it REALLY is verse what the thermometer reads. Always wear gloves! It will save your hands from many things. (Pinch points, frost bite and wind burn.)
Be aware Be safe Watch your walking surfaces Always be prepared! HAPPY WINTER EVERYBODY