- In cold temperatures, approach with caution and assume that all wet, dark areas on pavements are slippery and icy.
- During bad weather, avoid boots or shoes with smooth soles and heels. Instead, wear shoes or boots that provide traction on snow and ice; boots made of non-slip rubber or neoprene with grooved soles are best.
- Use special care when entering and exiting vehicles; use the vehicle for support.
- Walk in designated walkways. Do NOT take shortcuts over grassy areas, snow piles and other frozen areas as they can be hazardous.
- Point your feet out slightly like a penguin! Spreading your feet out slightly while walking on ice increases your center of gravity.
- Keep your hands out of your pockets. Hands in your pockets while walking decreases your center of gravity and balance.
- Watch where you are stepping and … GO S-L-O-W-L-Y !!
Thanks to Great West and the South Sioux City Safety and Wellness Committee for sharing these tips with us! I will be using that penguin walk from now on! Great idea!
Thanks for reading.