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Winter weather is one of the biggest threats to workers, whether you’re driving to or from work or simply doing business as usual. While snow and ice can make for hazardous road conditions, freezing temperatures can put you at risk for serious conditions like hypothermia, frostbite, or overexertion.
These safety tips can help you prepare for the upcoming winter season while also giving you peace of mind that you can face whatever winter disasters come your way.
The biggest threat to homes during a winter storm is losing power. This can set off a domino effect of losing heat, being unable to cook, freezing pipes, and being unable to call for help in the event of an emergency.
Most power outages do not last more than a couple of days, but the snow and ice may prevent you from venturing any further than your driveway for days. In any case, you’ll want to prepare with the following safety tips:
Many of the same weather-related threats at home can also be found in the workplace, but workers may be subjected to additional conditions.
Keep the following workplace safety tips in mind, especially if your work is performed outside.
Ideally, you won’t have to drive anywhere when it’s snowing or icy. But sometimes, business must continue. Keep the following road hazards and safety tips in mind when operating a vehicle in winter weather conditions.
Once the winter weather abates, the dangers aren’t necessarily gone. Consider the following best safety practices when venturing out after a storm.
There’s nothing you can do to stop winter weather conditions, but you can take control of how you prepare yourself. A little forethought can go a long way in keeping you protected from dangerous weather this winter.
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