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Be Prepared for Winter Weather

Below are ways to stay safe while in the elements to prevent injuries this winter:

 

Prepare:

  • Plan ahead giving yourself enough time for travel
  • Wear appropriate footwear that provides traction
  • Limit what you carry to provide better balance
  • Get the UWO Mobile App for campus safety alerts

 

Take Care:

  • Use designated walkways and avoid taking shortcuts
  • When walking on steps, always use hand railings and plant feet firmly on each step
  • Look out for black ice, especially early in the morning and in areas shaded from the sun
  • Report hazardous conditions on Chat with UWO PD on UWO Mobile

 

Walk Like a Penguin:

  • Point arms down at an angle and feet slightly outward
  • Keep knees slightly bent
  • Take slow short steps or shuffle to increase traction

 

How DOES a human walk like a penguin?  See a demo in this video from Think and Be Safe:

Stay Safe This Winter

Report hazardous conditions in “Chat with UWO Police”

You can also see current campus conditions on the Campus News Feed on UWO Mobile!