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Quick Take on Safety: Avoid Shortcuts

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Quick Takes are scripts that serve as short safety talks to remind staff about safe work practices. This Quick Take focuses on slip, trip and fall exposures related to taking shortcuts across snow and ice when walking. Quick Takes help keep safety in the forefront of employees’ minds and demonstrate a commitment to safety on the part of the organization by improving safety culture. The Quick Take also offers an opportunity for employees to ask questions, discuss safety topics and develop solutions to specific hazards while encouraging communication.

Avoid Shortcuts Quick Take Training Overview and Objectives

  • Overview: Explains hazards associated with taking shortcuts across snow and ice while walking and maintaining awareness in winter.
  • Purpose: Remind employees of best practices to avoid slips and falls and prevent injuries.
  • Preparation: Read and become familiar with this Quick Take. Change as needed to reflect procedures and personnel in your department.
  • Handout: Avoid Shortcuts—Quick Review of Safety

Supervisors typically give the Quick Take talks during regularly scheduled or informal meetings. To improve their effectiveness as a training tool, all Quick Takes should be modified to reflect the needs and situations of your specific workplace. Quick Takes are not designed to take the place of regular formal training.