Weather Safety Meeting Topics

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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 talking to the on-site supervisor, a car whizzed by and...Learn more
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 much they paid for it, but to me it was worth a million...Learn more
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 great—but the sign reminding employees to stay hydrated was...Learn more
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. Someone in the crew told him to drink some water, but by...Learn more
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 at the afternoon break. I never got a chance to do that. By...Learn more
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 irreplaceable items such as family photo albums and high...Learn more
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 observe the color of the ice, testing the thickness and...Learn more
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 aware of the hazards around you, including people and traffic....Learn more
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 degrees F., you should drink water every 15-20 minutes. Drink...Learn more
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 of them can cause very serious illnesses, such as Lyme...Learn more
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 sunlight. Take your phone with you. Use a sunscreen with a high...Learn more
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 possible. Wear warm, loose fitting, lightweight clothes....Learn more
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 non-perishable food. You should have a number of reliable...Learn more
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 lightweight clothing, making sure that the outer layer is water...Learn more
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, non-perishable foods, along with a well-stocked first aid kit. Reinforce...Learn more
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 are other dangerous hazards resulting from unprotected...Learn more
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 every vehicle in the parking lot. Amazingly, no one was...Learn more
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 also brings other, less obvious problems. Cold air is deceiving...Learn more
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 exhaustion or a more serious medical emergency known as...Learn more

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