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Walk Safely on Snow and Ice

It doesn’t always take a snow and ice storm. Lately, we have encountered some snow, but even freezing fog or just sub zero temperatures and some frost can pose slippery conditions. We would like to remind the UTK community to walk safely on snow or ice.

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Please remember the following:

  • Take short steps or shuffle your feet for better stability.
  • Walk flat-footed with your center of gravity directly over your feet as much as possible.
  • Keep your hands free and out of your pockets; put those phones away.
  • Use designated walkways as much as possible, but be prepared to walk on grassy edges if necessary.
  • Be prepared to fall. Falls can happen; falling badly can make it worse. If you are falling, attempt to roll your body into the fall by allowing the lower parts of your body make contact first.

Please be safe out there and help reduce your risk of injury from slipping on snow or ice.

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