How to Prevent Slips and Falls on Ice

As the weather gets colder, slipping and falling on icy walking surfaces becomes an all too common occurrence. Unfortunately, these slips and falls may lead to a painful back injury. This article will provide helpful information on how to prevent icy slips and falls.

Safety First- Preventing Slips and Falls on Ice

These preventative measures may seem obvious; however, keeping them at the forefront of your mind when venturing out into wintery weather can greatly reduce your risk of injury.


If you are going to be heading out into weather conducive to producing icy areas, it is important to plan ahead. Give yourself extra time, enabling you to pace yourself when trekking through potentially hazardous areas.

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings

Due to ice’s inherent characteristics, it is often hard to spot with your eyes. Carefully checking areas for ice with an umbrella, walking stick, or other implement can be helpful. This is extremely pertinent when stepping in to or out of a vehicle, or when stepping on to or off of a curb.

Dress Accordingly

Footwear with slip-resistant soles will give you a firmer grip while walking. Additionally, bundling up in extra layers provides extra padding in case you do happen to fall.

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