a day of inclement weather an employee was walking toward work
through a portion of a parking lot that appeared to be free of snow, heading toward the sidewalk. The employee slipped and fell falling first to their hands
and knees and then flat to the ground. At that point the employee’s backpack
containing their computer came forward and hit the employee on the back of the
When inclement weather has occurred and there is
snow, ice, or even ice melt on the ground, be sure to walk slowly and attempt
to avoid areas that can contain hazards such as slip and trip hazards.
possible choose shoes that are appropriate for inclement weather conditions.
Snow shoes or rain boots will provide more traction and help protect a person
while walking on potentially slippery or snowy surfaces.