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Easy Tips For Avoiding Slip And Fall Accidents

August 14, 2014 Hastings and Hastings

Easy Tips For Avoiding Slip And Fall Accidents

A large number of people each and every year visit emergency rooms across the country due to injuries caused by slip and fall accidents. With that said, there are straightforward ways to greatly reduce the likelihood of a slip and fall accident from ever happening. Staying proactive in this regard and being more careful can greatly reduce the chances of experiencing serious injuries that are the result of falling or tripping.

Reducing The Chances Of A Fall

For example, one of the easiest ways to greatly reduce the chances of falling or slipping is to slow down and also take deliberate and shorter steps. This allows an individual to more easily react to changes in traction thereby reducing the chances of a fall. In addition, wearing the right kind of footwear can serve to substantially increase traction when walking on snow and ice. Choose carefully when selecting shoes that will be worn during the winter months. Soft rubber soles with pronounced traction is often one of the best options available.

Straps To Carry Items

Another key strategy is to avoid carrying awkward or large heavy loads. There are many devices available on the market today that can be used to carry bags, boxes and other large heavy awkward items. Using assist-devices such as shoulder straps to carry items can free up hands as a way to use handrails when walking on stairs. Wearing gloves is a surprisingly smart way to avoid slips and falls. During the winter months wearing gloves keeps hands warm so they are not in one’s pockets. This helps to improve balance and reduces falls.

Salt Or Other Similar Products

Finally, equally important techniques that can greatly reduce the chances of experiencing a fall include walking only on surfaces that have been cleared during the winter. This includes sidewalks, driveways and roadways. In many instances these areas have been cleared and ice has been removed while salt or other similar products have been added to reduce the chances of slipping and falling. Take advantage of these types of professional services as a way to greatly reduce the possibility of falling. Contact Hastings and Hastings any time a Phoenix slip and fall accident has occurred that results in some type of injury.