Winter walking

Postal worker walking in the snow

The Postal Service wants employees to remember that snow and icy conditions during the winter increase the likelihood of slips, trips and falls.

To avoid these types of accidents — which can result in pain, injury and lost productivity — proper footwear with good treads is essential.

Here are some other tips:

• Wear grippers (ice cleats).

• Walk with care and take short steps.

• Only finger mail when it is safe to do so.

• Take extra precautions when entering and exiting your vehicle.

• Use handrails on steps.

• Wait for vehicles to stop completely on snow or ice-covered roadways before crossing the street.

The Safety Blue page has additional on-the-job tips.