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Help to prevent slips, trips and falls

January 30, 2013

OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW/ – Significant snow falls and bone-chilling
temperatures following thaws have created slippery driveways, stairs
and walkways, increasing the risks of injuries for everyone. Canada
Post is asking home and business owners to help keep everyone safe,
including delivery employees, by clearing snow and ice as soon as
possible after a snowfall.

The slippery conditions are especially widespread in much of Ontario,
Newfoundland and Labrador and the interior of British Columbia right
now – but they can occur suddenly anywhere in the country at this time
of year. Icy conditions hidden by a coat of fresh fallen snow can be
particularly hazardous.

Here are some tips on how to help:

        --  Shovel regularly to remove snow, ice, and other debris from
            walkways, driveways, and around mailboxes;
        --  Put salt down to melt existing ice on stairs, walkways, and
            driveways;
        --  Put sand down as an extra precaution to ensure a safe walking
            surface.

Canada Post delivery employees each travel close to 10 kilometres and
deliver mail to some 1,000 doors every day. Clear walkways make a big
difference. Canada Post appreciates the cooperation of residents across
the country in helping our employees stay safe this winter.

SOURCE Canada Post


Source: PR Newswire