Hi, I’m Sue Kramer, Infection Preventionist, Employee Health at Hudson Hospital & Clinic. Welcome to my blog!
Winter arrived early this year - so here's a cool safety tip for navigating the snow and ice:
Heard of the “Penguin Shuffle?” It’s an effective safety tip to avoid wintertime slips and falls. No matter how often snow and ice is salted, we are likely to encounter some slippery surfaces this winter. Walking like a penguin can reduce your chances of a fall. Here’s how:
- Point your feet out
- Keep your head up
- Slowly take short steps or shuffle
- Extend your arms out to your sides for balance and walk flatfooted
- If you are going to fall, try to avoid landing on your knees, wrists, or spine; relax your muscles and fall on your side.
For more information, check out - How to walk on Ice. Be safe this winter, try the penquin shuffle – it works!
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