As we approach the longest night of the year here in the Northern Hemisphere, with rain often in the picture, leaves on the sidewalks and stairways, and holiday decorations almost within easy reach, this is a crucial time for slip, trip, and fall prevention both at the Lab and at home.

Movie courtesy Horst Simon, emeritus LBNL Deputy Director for Research.

Walk Mindfully, Pocket Your Phone, and Hold the Rail!

Let’s walk (and drive and bike) mindfully, which includes paying attention to our surroundings rather than the virtual world in handheld devices.

Use handrails on stairways and steep walkways, and clean up slippery spills before others come upon them unawares.