Year Round Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention

Step Wisely logoMan's foot is caught up in electrical power cord strung across the walkway, creating a tripping hazardPrevent Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents All Year

Preventing slip, trip and fall accidents all year, not just when the snow flies, could save your organization significant costs, time and grief related to liability and workers’ compensation injuries. The Step Wisely program provides eye-catching materials about smart safety habits to reach employees and the public,.

Awareness Materials

The below awareness materials address a number of issues that contribute to slip, trip and fall accidents year round, such as spills on break room floors, power cords stretched across walkways and cluttered stairs. Place items in high-traffic areas around your facility to grab the attention of employees and the public. Learn more about Step Wisely and how to get the most out of the program …

  • Request Printed Materials: E-mail info@mcit.org with details about which items you want and their quantity to have printed materials mailed to you at no cost.

Avoid Injury Theme

Thumbnail image of Avoid Injury Keep Walkways Clear poster shows man and women walking in office hallway that is clear of clutter Always Keep Walkways Clear
(office setting)
Poster
Mini Flier (1/page)
Mini Flier (3/page)
Table Tent
Email*
Thumbnail image of Keep Walkways Clear poster shows person working in highway shop with a floor clear of debris and equipment Always Keep Walkways Clear
(shop setting)
Poster
Mini Flier (1/page)
Mini Flier (3/page)
Table Tent
Email*
Thumbnail of Use Step Stool or Ladder poster showing a woman on a step stool reaching for a box on a high shelf Always Use a Step Stool of Ladder
(office setting)
Poster
Mini Flier (1/page)
Mini Flier (3/page)
Table Tent
Email*
Thumbnail of Use Step Stool or Ladder poster showing a man on a ladder working on a light fixture overhead Always Use a Step Stool or Ladder
(maintenance setting)
Poster
Mini Flier (1/page)
Mini Flier (3/page)
Table Tent
Email*

Thumbnail of Grip Handrails poster showing a man and woman descending stairs while holding the rail Always Grip Handrails on Stairs
Poster
Mini Flier (1/page)
Mini Flier (3/page)
Table Tent
Email*
Three points of contact poster image

Always Use Three Points of Contact 
Poster
Mini Flier (1 per page)
Mini Flier  (3 per page)
Vehicle Sticker: Order now by e-mail
Email*
Quick Take on Training (training script, employee  handout)

*Instructions: How to send Step Wisely e-mail files

Expand the sections below to see and download each theme’s materials.

Movie Poster Theme (spring hazards)

 On the Weatherfront Step Wisely poster On the Weatherfront
(changing weather conditions)
Poster
Mini Flier (1 per page)
Mini Flier (3 per page)
Table Tent
 Minnesota Jones and the Pothole of Doom Step Wisely poster Minnesota Jones and the Pothole of Doom
(uneven pavement)
Poster
Mini Flier (1 per page)
Mini Flier (3 per page)
Table Tent
 Slippin in the Rian Step Wisely poster Slippin’ in the Rain
(running in the rain)
Poster
Mini Flier (1 per page)
Mini Flier (3 per page)
Table Tent
 Attack of the 50 Foot Cord Step Wisely poster Attack of the 50 Foot Cord
(power cords)
Poster
Mini Flier (1 per page)
Mini Flier (3 per page)
 The Usual Suspects Step Wisely poster The Usual Suspects
(recognizing and reporting hazards)
Poster
Mini Flier (1 per page)
Mini Flier (3 per page)

Magazine Cover Theme (summer hazards)

 Conde nasty Step Wisely poster Condé Nasty Trip
(clear field of vision)
Poster
Mini Flier (1 per page)
Mini Flier (3 per page)
Table Tent
 Bad Housekeeping Step Wisely poster Bad Housekeeping
(clean up spills)
Poster
Mini Flier (1 per page)
Mini Flier (3 per page)
Table Tent
 Minnesota Working Step Wisely poster MinneSota Working
(ladder use)
Poster
Mini Flier (1 per page)
Mini Flier (3 per page)
 Field and Scream Step Wisely poster Field and Scream
(tripping hazards in the field)
Poster
Mini Flier (1 per page)
Mini Flier (3 per page)
 Caution Quarterly Step Wisely poster CQ: Caution Quarterly
(proper footwear for the job)
Poster
Mini Flier (1 per page)
Mini Flier (3 per page)

Road Sign Theme (fall hazards)

 Step Wisely Poster image: Know the signs, Dip Ahead: Watch for and report uneven walking surfaces Dip Ahead
(potholes and heaved pavement)
Poster
Mini Flier (1 per page)
Mini Flier (3 per page)
Table Tent
 Step Wisely Poster image: Know the signs, Rough Terrain Ahead: Fix or report curled rugs Rough Terrain Ahead
(curled rugs)
Poster
Mini Flier (1 per page)
Mini Flier (3 per page)
Table Tent
 Step Wisely Poster image: Know the signs, Slippery When Wet: Clean up spills and report wet floors Slippery When Wet
(spills and wet floors)
Poster
Mini Flier (1 per page)
Mini Flier (3 per page)
Table Tent
 Step Wisely Poster image: Know the signs, Watch for Falling Chairs: Use appropriate step stools and ladders Watch for Falling Chairs
(step stools and ladders)
Poster
Mini Flier (1 per page)
Mini Flier (3 per page)
 Step Wisely Poster image: Know the signs, Power Cord Crossing: Route power cords away from walkways Power Cord Crossing
(power cords)
Poster
Mini Flier (1 per page)
Mini Flier (3 per page)

Tips for Using Step Wisely Display Materials

  1. To keep the message fresh, use one topic for a few weeks then switch to another for a few weeks and so on.
  2. Mini fliers have a variety of uses. Be creative; try inserting them into payroll envelopes, sending via e-mail, placing on desks, distributing in employee mailboxes, handing out at meetings, posting to an intranet.
  3. Send e-mails every so often to staff to reinforce the messages on display materials.

Training Materials Support Awareness

Many of the Quick Take training scripts and the Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention Power Point presentation address year-round hazards that you can use to  train employees about safer habits.

Employer Resources for Managing Risks

Check out these resources for tools to help identify and manage slip, trip and fall hazards.