Fall not only brings spooky skeletons and apple cider donuts but many seasonal safety hazards that can put your employees at risk in both the workplace and outside of their professional setting. Share these 5 Autumn Safety Tips with your staff this fall to better ensure their safety during the changing season!
5 Autumn Safety Tips
- Fire Safety – When you change your clocks it’s also time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Enjoy your extra hour of sleep on November 3, 2019! Clocks should be turned back 1 hour!
- Flu – According to the CDC, adults with the flu are contagious for 1 day before they even show symptoms. The best way to prevent the flu is to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, wash your hands often and get a flu shot every fall.
- Falling Leaves – Falling leaves and shortened daylight are both a hazard to driving. Slow down as it becomes more difficult to see due to fading light. Piled leaves prevent water from draining off the road as quickly, slow down when driving through puddles to prevent hydroplaning.
- Driving Safety – According to the Insurance Institute of for Highway Safety, you are 5 times more likely to hit an animal in November than in any other month of the year. Review these driving safety tips to help you stay alert on the road.
- Slip/Fall Prevention – Keep all walkways clear of fallen leaves. Wet leaves can be slippery causing a hazard for pedestrians. As the snow starts to fall any leaves left behind become an even bigger slip hazard. Now is the time to check your winter supplies….be prepared by buying ice melt, shovels, and snow blowers ahead of the season.