Kelvin Daniels, Occupational Safety Specialist
kelvind@uidaho.edu
phone: 208-885-6297
fax: 208-885-5969
Environmental Health & Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030

PSS Units

Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health and Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030
Phone: (208) 885-6524
Fax: (208) 885-5969
Email

Public Safety & Security

Public Safety and Security
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162 
Moscow, ID 83844-3162
Phone: (208) 885-2254
Fax: (208) 885-9490

Emergency Management

Emergency Management
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7179
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

Risk Management & Insurance

Risk Management & Insurance
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162
Moscow, ID 83844-3162 
Phone: (208) 885-7177
Fax: (208) 885-9490
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

Security Services

Security Services
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7054
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slips, trips and falls are a major cause of serious injury to the university’s faculty, staff and students.  It’s that time of the year again when the weather makes it even more challenging to get from point A to point B safely, so here are some suggestions for improving the odds of arriving at your destination without a mishap.

Wear appropriate footwear  – non-slip soles when the pavement is wet, traction soles and studded traction pullovers (PDF) on icy, or snowy days.
Exercise extra care – choose the safest, maintained route available; when walking on wet, icy, or snow-covered walkways, walk more slowly and avoid turning sharply.
Use available handrails – be especially careful and keep a hand free for the handrail when carrying packages, equipment or other materials when using stairs.   
Wipe your feet – take the time to use entrance mats when entering a building and be mindful that many slips occur while stepping from one type of surface to another.
Think fast! – When slips and falls occur, tucking the chin into the chest, bending elbows and knees, and using the legs and arms to absorb the fall may help avoid more serious injuries.
Report problem areas -   For the Moscow campus, call Facilities, 885-6246 or Environmental Health and Safety, 885-6524

Additional information may be found at the Seasonal/Weather Safety page, or contact Environmental Health and Safety (885-6524) for training materials that can be used to increase awareness on preventing slips, trips and falls.

Please share this information with others in your unit ….and thank you for your interest in safety!