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Quick Take on Safety: Step Wisely on Snow and Ice

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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 hazards related to walking on snow and ice and prevention methods. 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.

Step Wisely on Snow and Ice Quick Take Training Overview and Objectives

  • Overview: Covers some of the basic hazards of snow and ice when outdoors.
  • Purpose:Remind employees to be cautious when outside during the winter to reduce injuries
  • Preparation: Read and become familiar with this Quick Take. Change as needed to reflect procedures and personnel in your department
  • Handout: Step Wisely on Snow and Ice—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.

The information contained in this document is intended for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or coverage advice on any specific matter.