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Black Ice Safety

Even through spring-like temperatures are upon us, the early mornings and late nights are still around freezing. Make sure you still follow winter walking procedures during these times.

  • Walk cautiously and avoid icy walking surfaces whenever possible.
  • In darkness, icy glazed spots or “black ice” can be difficult to see.
  • In cold temperatures, approach with caution and assume all wet slick spots on walking surfaces are frozen.
  • If you must step on the ice – take short steps and shuffle your feet like a penguin.

Submitted by: Matthew Moje, Safety Coordinator, Facilites

Cross Walk Safety

A quick reminder to anyone who crosses the street when leaving – or – going to Science Hall that you use the flashing beacons.

Submitted by: Matthew Moje, safety coordinator, Facilities

Pedestrian Safety

Please take note of the following pedestrian safety precautions and driver awareness:


  • Use the flashing crosswalk lights whenever they are available to use.
  • Pedestrians are to use sidewalks whenever they are safely available.
  • When sidewalks are unavailable, pedestrians must walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
  • Pedestrians must obey traffic signals and/or traffic officers.
  • Wear light colored clothing and add reflective material to increase your visibility at night.


  • Drivers! No cell phone use while driving! It can wait.
  • Drivers must stop for the flashing crosswalk lights when they are flashing.
  • Regardless of the right-of-way, the driver is required by law to take great care to avoid striking a pedestrian.

Submitted by: Matthew Moje, Safety Coordinator, Facilites

Winter Walking Safety

With the winter weather now upon us, here are a few reminders on how to stay safe while walking:


–Slightly bend your knees

–Keep your center of gravity over front leg

–Walk flat footed

–Keep your hands free

–Extend your arms


Take big steps

Take shortcuts

Keep your hands in your pockets

Walk fast

Strike the ground with your heal first

Submitted by: Matthew Moje, safety coordinator, Facilities


Safe Winter Walking Tips

Slip, trips and falls can be caused by poor personal behaviors such as lack of attention while walking, especially in winter weather.

What can you do?  Here are a few tips to help keep you safe:

–Pay attention when walking and only travel on designated paths.

–Wear the right shoes for the right conditions.

–Plan ahead and have enough time to get to your location.

–Take short steps on slippery surfaces.

–Follow campus parking notices so snow removal can happen.

–Always hold on to the railing when using the stairs.

–Don’t carry more than you can safely handle.

Submitted by: Matthew Moje, safety coordinator, Facilities