winter safety

  1. Categories: Info News & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Working in a Winter Wonderland

    For workers who must earn their living outdoors, winter weather presents unique challenges. Employers should know the dangers and act accordingly. Frigid cold weather makes all exertion more physically taxing: common jobs like shoveling snow can cause exhaustion, dehydration, back injuries or heart attacks. Regular rest breaks, drinking fluids and proper bending and lifting methods can greatly reduce the associated...
  2. Categories: General Safety Topics, Health Tips & Info News

    Mind the Weather

    Winter isn't over - spring comes in March - while it may be hot right now in California, Ohio is freezing... what will tomorrow bring? Hard to say... be ready for freezing cold, or melts and flooding.. just be weather-ready in general! It is a good idea to focus on a few basic things to keep your employees, and yourself, safe and...
  3. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors, Health Tips, Info News & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Prepare for Winter Weather

    While the danger from winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans are likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point. Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind driven snow that lasts for several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures...
  4. Categories: Health Tips & Info News

    Winter Safety

    Over the years employers have discovered that their employees miss more time from work as a result of "off-the-job" accidents than due to injuries experienced on the job. Many of these accidents occur during the winter holidays, as employees do things that they are not familiar with or haven't done "since last year". Fortunately, most of these accidents can be...
  5. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Are you ready for Winter?

    What? Winter? Fall has barely begun. Nevertheless, it's already dropped WAY below freezing in many areas. We want you to think about Winter safety and winter warmth in between preparing for your Thanksgiving Feast and shopping for stocking stuffers. Winter 2013-2014 was one of the coldest on record in parts of the Midwest, according to the government's official climate report...
  6. Categories: General Safety Topics, Health Tips, Info News, Disaster & Survival Forum & Flu & Pandemic

    Winter Safety Tips

    Winter Safety Tips are a hot topic right now (pun intended) we thought we'd bring you a few from the FEMA Community pages: Here are a few winter safety tips: what are yours? Gas stations & ATMs may not work while the power is out. Fill your car's tank & get cash out so you have what you need. Use...
  7. Categories: Info News & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Winter Is Coming, Stock Up Today On Emergency Preparedness Gear

    Prepare For Winter This winter, make sure you are prepared for the elements with our award-winning line of emergency shelters. Our SOL Emergency Blanket was recognized as a "must-have product in your car" by Denver's 5280 Magazine, for anyone living in Colorado. Don't miss out on this opportunity to complete your winter preparedness with this product you need to be...
  8. Categories: First Aid Articles, Health Tips & Info News

    How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

    As the temperatures start to drop and the days get shorter, it’s time to start preparing your home and yard for winter. It’s important you are prepared for the winter months to save energy, protect your property, and to keep your family safe. Try some of these useful tips to prepare your home for the colder months. Wash Windows It’s...
  9. Categories: Pet Safety

    From the CDC’s Winter Weather Health & Safety Updates...Pet Safety

    Cool Tip of the Week Make Arrangements for Your Pets During Winter Weather - If you have pets, bring them indoors. If you cannot bring them inside, provide adequate shelter to keep them warm and make sure that they have access to unfrozen water. Learn more >> For more information on Winter Weather safety, see CDC's site for Emergency Preparedness &...

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