Take precautions during winter season

January 8, 2016 | Features, UToday
By Josephine Schreiber



While it’s been a mild winter so far, frigid temperatures and snowy weather are in the forecast.

The University’s Department of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety want to remind the UT community to take precautions when traversing campus this winter.

Be sure to stay on cleared or salted areas in snowy or icy conditions.

Be sure to stay on cleared or salted areas in snowy or icy conditions.

When walking, it is important to wear proper shoes with an aggressive tread.

Slip and fall injuries are the biggest cause of emergency room visits. To prevent an injury, stick to clear or salted walkways and don’t rush to get to your destination. Take smaller steps to increase balance. If a handrail is available, use it.

Snowy or icy walkways can be reported to 419.383.5353 on Health Science Campus and 419.530.1000 on Main Campus.

The Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness provides additional information on how to prepare for the winter season; go to weathersafety.ohio.gov.