Walk Like a Penguin

Walk Like a Penguin
With inclement weather arriving, the SAIF Corporation (Oregon’s non-profit workers’ compensation company) wants to remind Oregonians to “walk like a penguin.” 

“Slips, trips, and falls are the leading cause of injury in Oregon - both in and out of the workplace,” said Scott Clark, safety innovations manager for SAIF. “Changing how you walk on slippery surfaces can mean the difference between making it home safely and taking an unexpected trip to the hospital.”

Clark offers the following guidelines for taking walking cues from our arctic friends: 

  • Keep your hands by your side and not in your pockets.
  • Slow down and take short steps.
  • Walk flat-footed.
  • Point your toes slightly to the side.

Watch a demonstration from SAIF on how to walk like a penguin here: https://youtu.be/eOlrFVDRAjM.