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Weather Safety

Taking It Easy in the Heat

Taking It Easy in the Heat

It didn't seem particularly hot that day. And we were already pushing up against the deadline, so me and some of the guys decided to work through lunch. I figured I'd get something to drink...Show more
Identifying Heat-Related Illness

Identifying Heat-Related Illness

I work in a small crew with three other guys. On one 90 degree day, we were doing some emergency roadwork and my co-worker Mike was complaining about this rash and headache all morning....Show more
Dehydration

Dehydration

I have a journeyman electrician friend who often works on construction sites, and she told me that she was working one job where the boss made sure everyone had water on hand—which as...Show more
Hot Weather Hazards

Hot Weather Hazards

In college, I worked as a landscaper for a work-study program and I clearly remember the day my employer bought a tent for us to rest in on breaks and during lunch. I'm not even sure how...Show more
Hi-Visibility Clothing

Hi-Visibility Clothing

When I got to the site, I realized I left my safety vest in the truck. I was only going to be there for a few minutes, so I didn't want to walk all the way back for it. But when I was...Show more
Avoid Heat Illness and Injury

Avoid Heat Illness and Injury

Another danger is from rising internal body temperatures, which can become dangerous at 100.4 degrees. As internal temperatures continue to rise, it can lead to heat rash, heat cramps, heat...Show more
Winter's Hidden Hazard

Winter's Hidden Hazard

Cold weather and frigid temperatures bring an array of unique health & safety hazards. Slick walkways cause slips and falls, head and back injuries and broken bones.But cold weather...Show more
Tornadoes - 4 Safe Areas

Tornadoes - 4 Safe Areas

In 2004 a violent tornado cut through an Illinois community and leveled a 240,000 square foot manufacturing facility with 200 people inside. The building was completely destroyed along with...Show more
Deadly Cold Exposure - Cold Weather Safety Tips

Deadly Cold Exposure - Cold Weather Safety Tips

The key to working safely in colder temperatures starts with understanding what cold weather injuries are and how to avoid them. Although slips, trips and falls are common problems, there...Show more
Prepare for Inclement Weather

Prepare for Inclement Weather

Fierce storms can strike without warning. Prepare for disasters by having an emergency contact list on hand. You should also keep a back up supply of batteries, bottled water,...Show more
Winter Storm Safety Checklist

Winter Storm Safety Checklist

When you know a storm is approaching, that is the time to take action. Insulate your home by covering windows with plastic on the inside to keep the cold air out. Wear several layers of...Show more
Essential Storm Supplies

Essential Storm Supplies

When you know that a storm is on its way, you need to ensure that you've got the things you need in your home to get through. A 3-day supply of water is essential, as is 3 day's worth of...Show more
What to Do After a Storm

What to Do After a Storm

Once the storm has passed, assess the condition of yourself and your family. If your home has lost power, go to a designated public shelter. Avoid driving in sleet, rain or dense fog where...Show more
Prevent Heat Exhaustion

Prevent Heat Exhaustion

Exposure to heat can cause serious health problems. If working in prolonged heat conditions, seek a shaded area, and stay well hydrated. Wear loose clothing that covers you from direct...Show more
Working Outside in a Warm Climate

Working Outside in a Warm Climate

Working outside on a hot day means that workers have to contend with the heat and humidity. But they also have to contend with insects, which can be much more than a nuisance. In fact, some...Show more
Stay Hydrated When Working Outdoors

Stay Hydrated When Working Outdoors

When you are working in the heat, you will sweat out water. You will need to drink more than the recommended daily allowance to replace those fluids. If the temperature gets above 103...Show more
How To Safely Use a Snow Blower

How To Safely Use a Snow Blower

Snow blowers are potentially dangerous. Use them safely by following these guidelines; allow the blower to adjust to the outdoor temperature before you begin to operate the machine. Be...Show more
Identify Ice Strength

Identify Ice Strength

If you do not know how to identify how safe the ice is, any time you step on it, you are risking danger. Yet there are ways to assess the thickness and safety of ice. The mains ways are to...Show more
Minimize Flood Damage

Minimize Flood Damage

When you know a flood is on the way, you need to take steps to ensure the safety of chemicals and valuables. Move your valuables to as a high a ground as possible; this will include such...Show more
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