Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries and significant costs whether they involve employees, volunteers or guests. This winter has been especially brutal in the Midwest with polar vortex, significant snowfall, ice storms that knocked out power for days; all increasing risk of injury to staff or visitors not to mention damage to property. In some instances, closing may be the best alternative to be safe; however, having a strategic plan and creating a checklist will aid your institution in preventing slips and falls no matter what Mother Nature brings your way.