Be wary of smooth surfaces. Even the innocent-looking paint lines on pavement can become quite hazardous when wet. Rough surfaces provide better traction, but any surface will be slippery when wet, icy, oily or in bad condition.
Smooth soles don't help and can make walking on slippery surfaces even more hazardous. Wear stable shoes with non-slip soles; they provide traction even on smooth surfaces.
If you drop or spill something, clean up after yourself. If you see a spill or debris or any other unsafe condition, avoid walking through the area, but also report it so that others aren't harmed.
Yes, hold the handrail all the way. But also be careful not to carry large or awkward loads on stairways. And be especially watchful for uneven steps, unlit stairwells, and stairs that are wet, oily or cluttered.
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