January Safety Tip: Plan, Equip, and Train for Winter Weather

January Safety Tip: Plan, Equip, and Train for Winter Weather

January 21 2020

OSHA, as a “Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador” working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), reminds us that cold weather work presents unique hazards. These include slippery surfaces, strong winds, and dangerously low temperatures that can cause frostbite or equipment malfunctions.

Plan for these hazards before beginning any work, wear proper clothing, and maintain tools and equipment as specified in approved safety and maintenance plans, and train for the conditions on your job site. This way we can prevent injuries, illnesses, and even fatalities due to winter conditions.

For more tips on staying safe on-site in winter weather, visit OSHA.