Winter Safety

Winter is upon us and you know what that means - cold days ahead. Learn what you need to know about new or increased hazards that can catch you by surprise. This includes hazards related to severe weather, road construction, pedestrians, driving, and working outdoors. Here are safety topics you and your safety committee can share with employees.

Three men crouching next to a large vehicle's tire well. Caption: Inspect your vehicle before every trip.
Inspect your vehicle before every trip..

Winter driving and pedestrian safety

Winter can produce hazardous situations while driving. Learn how to prepare for these issues and how to keep your workers safe.

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Illustration of a black propane space heater. Caption: Don't run propane space heaters or other fuel powered equipment indoors.
Northwest storms can be powerful and destructive. Have an emergency plan in place. Photo Courtesy of the WA Department of Transportation.

Storms and flooding

Weather can change in a blink of an eye. Learn how to prepare for, and stay safe during and after, winter storms and flooding.

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Be prepared to work in changing weather conditions.

Working outdoors

While working outdoors, conditions can change quickly.  Workers may encounter hazards such as slips, trips, and falls, falling debris and materials, pests and animals, and changing weather conditions. Find out what you can do to become more aware of these hazards and how you can protect your workers and yourself.

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Illustration of a black propane space heater. Caption: Don't run propane space heaters or other fuel powered equipment indoors.
Don't run propane space heaters or other fuel powered equipment indoors.

Other winter hazards

What you don't know could injure you. Learn about holiday retail safety, ladder safety, carbon monoxide and other hazards during the winter season.

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