Slip and Falls
Slips and falls due to snow and ice on sidewalks can lead to lasting injuries. A city of Toronto study found that between 2006 and 2015, there were almost 30,000 emergency department visits and 2,800 hospitalization among Toronto residents from falls on snow or ice. These injuries cost the province healthcare system close to $4,000,000 per year.
To help prevent slips we often rely of our trusted winter boots! Some can be quite expensive! But just how effective are these boots? The world renowned Toronto Rehab Institute in their state of the art lab test how slip resistance several types of boots are. The results are not great! In fact 90% of footwear did not get their minimum ratings!