Slips, Falls and Other Injuries
When thinking of winter weather, we picture treacherous roads, slushy sidewalks and the inevitable slip-and-slide on icy patches. All of these can lead to falling or other painful injuries.
We strongly recommend that you wear comfortable and practical shoes and clothing in preparation for the upcoming season. Whether taking part in winter sports, shovelling snow on your driveway and sidewalk or going for a walk, wearing durable footwear will reduce your chances of encountering any slips or falls. It may not seem like much, but this simple attention to your footwear can help prevent injuries such as pulled muscles, sprains, concussions, or other types of aches and sprains.
As we have all experienced, road conditions can become treacherous in the winter. Road accidents are also one of the most significant issues that can risk your health and safety in winter. Snowfall, slush, and frozen sections on the roads are some of the leading causes of roadside accidents.
Here are a few tips to minimize a potential accident on the road.
- Ensure that all roads, driveways, and paths around your property get cleared of ice and snow. While we all know that snow shovelling or sidewalk salting isn’t anyone’s favourite winter sport, they can significantly reduce the risk of car accidents around your home.
- Give your vehicle some time to warm up when starting your car. Doing this can prevent your windows from fogging up, making it easier to view the road while driving.
- Be aware of your travel plans, and stick to well-travelled roads. More popular roadways are more likely to be maintained through clearing or sanding, so there won’t be as much ice and snow.