Be Aware of Hazards
- Clean up spills immediately.
- Use caution signs to clearly identify when a surface is wet or likely to become wet and remove the signs as soon as the surface is dry.
- Barricade affected areas where possible.
- Check for equipment and electrical currents that may not be grounded and wires that are not insulated.
- Use floor mats at entrances and exits of buildings to track in less water from outside.
- Whenever possible, work under covered areas during wet weather days.
- Ensure good drainage to prevent standing water and speed drying.
- Be sure to wear shoes with slip-resistant soles, and clean them if they become muddy.
- Report any spills or wet areas that you notice to your supervisor.
If you do walk through a wet surface, follow these tips to avoid slipping, and make sure to share them or post signage to make sure others are aware.
- Slow down! Your safety is more important than your speed.
- Take small steps to keep your balance centered.
- Walk with your feet pointed slightly outward to form a stable base.
- Make wide turns at corners.
- Use handrails if present.
- Concentrate on the surface you are walking on.
- Be prepared for slippery patches.
- Keep your hands out for balance.