IF THE WEATHER IS BAD BE EXTRA CAREFUL
TIPS FOR PREVENTING SLIPS, TRIPS, AND FALLS
WATCH WHERE YOU'RE GOING.
Your path could be slick, so watch the ground.
Avoid snow, ice, and wet spots if you can. Mud and wet leaves can be
slick spots as well.
Don't be distracted - by fingering mail or doing
too many things at once.
STEP SMART, NOT QUICKLY.
Take shorter steps and keep your whole foot on the ground with each
Be careful on uneven surfaces - like getting into or out of your vehicle.
Use a handrail if one is available.
WEAR FOOTWEAR THAT WORKS FOR THE WEATHER.
Make sure you have a good tread on your soles. Wear SR/USA-approved
footwear (slip-resistant, made in the USA, with a tag designated "SR/USA").
IF IT'S NOT SAFE, DON'T GO THERE.
Tell your supervisor when unsafe conditions, like ice or snow, prevent
you from safely reaching a mail box.
IF YOU START TO FALL, ONLY WORRY ABOUT FALLING.
Drop what you're holding. Don't tense up.
Spread the impact - you're more likely to break something if only a single
part of your body takes all the force of the fall.