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Safety Tip of the Week – Winter is Coming

Safety Tip of the Week – Winter is Coming

Changing weather is often nature’s way of telling you that winter is on its way. Whether you like it or not, it can happen while you’re on the job. The best you can do is prepare for this phenomenon. After all, when you’re uncomfortable, you’re more at risk of making...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Winter is Coming

Weekly Safety Meeting – Winter is Coming

It’s probably happened to you more than one once. You’re out in the field on a cloudy day when suddenly, cool gusts of wind blow your way. Before long, a biting cold creeps inside your body and you end up shivering on the job. Because you did not expect this...

Safety Tip of the Week – Getting Ready for Winter Work

Safety Tip of the Week – Getting Ready for Winter Work

Working outside in the winter can be a dirty job, but many of us have to do it. Are you ready for winter work? Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures may cause serious health problems such as trench foot, frostbite, and hypothermia. Danger signs include uncontrolled shivering, slurred speech,...

Safety Tip of the Week – Cold Weather Safety

Safety Tip of the Week – Cold Weather Safety

Cold Weather Safety Even though it’s cold outside, we still have to work and get the job done. There are several things we can do to keep warm and prevent cold weather-related injuries. Most cold-related injuries are a result of exposure to humidity, high wind, wet conditions, and inadequate clothing....

Weekly Safety Meeting – Cold Weather Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Cold Weather Safety

Cold Weather Safety Employees who work outdoors during the winter months must deal with the hazard of exposure to the cold. Prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures can result in health problems as serious as trench foot, frostbite, and hypothermia. There are several ways of preventing employee exposure to cold weather...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Frostbite

Weekly Safety Meeting – Frostbite

Frostbite During winter, many of us will continue to work outdoors, exposed to inclement weather. Just as heatstroke is a serious problem in the summer, frostbite can cause serious injury in the winter. It is important to be able to recognize frostbite symptoms and protect yourself from this serious condition....

Safety Tip of the Week – Frostbite

Safety Tip of the Week – Frostbite

Frostbite Low temperatures, humidity, and wind velocity all are contributing factors to overexposure from the cold. Usually the victim is unaware of frostbite until someone else observes the pale, glossy skin. Frostbite results when crystals form, either superficially or deeply in the fluids and soft tissues of the skin. Frostbite...

Safety Tip of the Week – Cold Weather

Safety Tip of the Week – Cold Weather

Cold Weather Safety Summer and fall are gone and the winter months are upon us. Even though it’s cold outside, we still have to work and get the job done. There are several things we can do to keep warm and prevent cold weather related accidents. Protection against hazards: The...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Cold Weather

Weekly Safety Meeting – Cold Weather

Cold Weather Safety Summer and fall are gone and the winter months are upon us. Even though it’s cold outside, we still have to work and get the job done. There are several things we can do to keep warm and prevent cold weather related accidents. General hazards: The most...