- Make sure pets aren't in your path.
- Move more carefully on smooth surfaces.
- Don't run in the house.
- When hiking, watch for roots, loose rocks, uneven terrain.
- When out on the road, look for loose gravel, stay on sidewalks, avoid holes, cracks, potholes on the road and in parking lots.
- If you are out in the dark, use a flashlight or lantern to see.
- Watch out for curbs, uneven terrain.
- In winter weather, wear footwear with good traction, especially on icey roads and driveways.
- Take short, careful steps on icey, snowy and slippery surfaces.
- Use pathways cleared of snow and ice.
- Have salt, sand or ice melt on hand.
- Take your shoes off when entering buildings to avoid dragging water, ice etc. inside creating other slip hazards.
- Use the railings.
- Walk up or down stairs, don't jump or run.
- Only carry loads you can see over.
Take it from me. You don't want to trip and fall. It hurts, and can potentially cost a bundle. Stay safe and uninjured!
Source: The Worker's Compensation Trust; www.wctrust.com