10/12/2019

Winter Weather

The starting winter weather demands several preparartions
concerning occupational health and safety. In addition to cold stress, there are
other winter weather related hazards that workers may be exposed to when
performing tasks such as driving in the snow, removing snow from rooftops, and
working near downed or damaged power lines.

The US-American Occupational Safety and Health Administration has prepared advice
concerning the following topics:

- Winter Driving

- Work Zone Traffic Safety

- Stranded in a Vehicle

- Shoveling Snow

- Using Powered Equipment like Snow Blowers

- Clearing Snow from Roofs and Working at Heights

- Preventing Slips on Snow and Ice

- Repairing Downed or Damaged Power Lines

- Working Near Downed or Damaged Power Lines

- Removing Downed Trees



Occupational Safety and Health Administration


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