Spring Safety

Spring can be a time to celebrate warmer temperatures and sunshine; however, it's important to be aware of hazards related to spring such as flooding, dangerous driving conditions, pedestrians, working outdoors, and storm related weather. Discussing safety related topics about spring hazards is a great way to help everyone stay safe and working.

Ambulance parked in front of a wrecked silver car on a freeway in a rainstorm. (iStock photo #1647108)Weather and road conditions can suddenly change. Stay alert and be prepared.
Spring driving and pedestrian safety

Spring driving can be hazardous due to weather and pedestrians. Here is some key information to help workers stay focused and prepared for the unexpected.

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Ambulance parked in front of a wrecked silver car on a freeway in a rainstorm. (iStock photo #1647108)Weather and road conditions can suddenly change. Stay alert and be prepared.

Related topics

Training and presentations from L&I

Videos from L&I

Publications and tools from L&I

Hazard alerts and fatality bulletins

Agricultural Tractor-Related Accidents Cause Seven Fatalities in Washington State (646 KB PDF).

Dump Trucks in the Construction Zone (62 KB PDF).

Five Brush Pickers Die in Unsafe Vehicle (121 KB PDF)Peligro Fatal - Transporte de recolectores de productos forestales en vehículos inseguros. (Spanish Version) (660 KB PDF).

School Bus Driver injuries from Parking Brakes (75 KB PDF).

Transfer Dump Trucks Can Crush Employees (284 KB PDF).

 

Resources from others

Working outdoors on unsafe scaffolds like this one can have fatal consequences. Stock Photo Photos.com #91567745.Working on unsafe scaffolding such as this one can have fatal consequences.
Working outdoors

Agriculture, tree trimming, construction, and other outdoor activities can create hazards for workers. Find information to help protect your workers from outdoor hazards. 

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A flooded gas stationA flooded gas station means possible leakage from an underground storage tank (courtesy of the Department of Ecology).
Storms and flooding

Storms can cause flooding and other weather related issues. Learn how to prepare for these types of situations, and stay safe.

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