2017-2018 Slip, Trip, and Fall Safety Campaign
November-Maintaining Good Lighting
That’s right! Daylights Savings time ends on November 5th. Days are getting shorter and that means more exposure to low light conditions. Maintaining good lighting is a key action to preventing slips, trips, and falls.
- Whether walking around town, your yard, or even the office, remember to plan on having a way to illuminate your path. Flashlights are still the most underrated invention of all time (not a scientific fact).
- Working areas and walkways should always be well lit. Ensure to address faulty light bulbs and switches.
- Good housekeeping can prevent hazards in low light situations. Clean spills, remove clutter from floors, close filing cabinets, etc. Also watch out for trotting gobblers at dusk and dawn.
- Remember that other hazards can be exacerbated by the dark also; wet leaves, frost, uneven terrain, etc.