Crashes get all the attention during winter, but most injuries ha
ppen while the vehicle is stopped. That's right, the vast majority of driver injuries this winter will be related to preventable slips, trips, falls and distractions.
If you're ready to step up your injury prevention training, this free poster is just what the doctor ordered.
Our printable poster outlines 5 simple steps every employee can take to prevent winter injuries. The best part? They won't cost you a penny.
Based on ITI's course on the same topic, the five steps are:
1. Stay in Control.
Most injuries are caused by rushing and distraction, and winter weather increases the risk. Staying in control means staying focused and taking time to complete a task safely.
2. Take Care and Look.
Stay alert to stay safe. Proactively look out for winter hazards like icy patches, slippery tiles and falling icicles.
3. Ensure a Good Grip.
Whether lifting a package, climbing a ladder, or exiting a vehicle, maintaining a good grip with both hands will help prevent falls and dropped cargo.
4. Plan for Success.
Simple steps, like walking a delivery path in advance, warming up before physical activity and wearing weather-appropriate clothing, can help you plan for success and prevent injuries.
5. Strains Mean Pain.
If an activity causes strain on the joints or muscles, it's more likely to lead to injury. If you can, try to warm up first!
By training drivers in good injury prevention habits now, you can save a lot of time, money and pain (literally!) for years to come.
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