Cold Weather Slip and Fall Prevention

Best Practices Can Protect Your Organization

In the late fall, winter, and early spring seasons in most parts of Canada, it is important to be mindful of the potential for staff and visitors to slip and fall while on your property.

A slip and fall can result in serious injuries, particularly amongst the elderly, where these accidents often result in fractures. Injuries suffered by the elderly can be slow to heal, and often, recovery is not complete. This leaves the person more vulnerable than they were prior to the fall. Such vulnerability can be emotionally devastating to the victim and can impact not only the injured party, but their immediate family and other members of the community as well.

There are legal obligations that flow to the management of the organization. In Ontario, for example…

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