By Rich Gaul, Safety Technical Advisor Winter is upon us in Ohio, and with it comes icy conditions. Slips and falls are some of the most frequent types of injuries, especially during the winter months. Even walking to and from parking lots or between buildings at work during the winter requires special attention to avoid … Continue reading Oh, the weather outside is frightful – winter weather slips and falls
Six safety tips to prevent falls this autumn
By Michelle Francisco, BWC Safety Council Program Manager The autumn season is finally here but as the temperatures start to cool and the leaves begin to sweep the ground, it’s important to think about another kind of fall – the kind that brings about numerous injuries each year – and the steps we can all … Continue reading Six safety tips to prevent falls this autumn
Don’t trip for treats
By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Fading daylight, uneven sidewalks and walkways, ill-fitting or restrictive costumes: What could possibly go wrong? Trick-or-treating is fun for families, but it is also fraught with fall hazards. Here are some tips from STEADY U Ohio on how to have a scary good time without the slipping and … Continue reading Don’t trip for treats
Make your business a falls-free zone!
September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month Submitted by STEADY U Ohio, an initiative of the Ohio Department of Aging Older adults probably play an important role in the success of your business, both as consumers and employees. That is, until they fall down. One in three older adults will fall this year. Every five minutes, … Continue reading Make your business a falls-free zone!