Fast Facts from the Wha Information Center: Prepare for the Hazards of Winter

December 11, 2018

With the snow starting to fall, many people are getting ready to get outside for some winter fun!  When you get outside, be careful, bundle up and stay safe. 

According to the WHA Information Center, there were 11,204 emergency room visits to Wisconsin hospitals last winter.  In addition to frostbite and exposure to the cold, some of those emergency room visits included:

  • 8,287 falls due to ice and snow
  • 988 visits related to downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, sledding and tubing
  • 134 visits related to ice skating
For additional information to stay safe and healthy in the winter, visit the CDC website.
 

This story originally appeared in the December 11, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter