With December comes the holiday rush and, for many of us, holiday travel. Now is as good a time as any to review proper winter preparedness. It is important to wear the proper clothing for head to toe coverage, have safety equipment on hand and be armed with general awareness of rapidly changing conditions.
Considerations for Winter Preparedness
December brings a variety of conditions, from heavy snow fall to times of ice and melting. Read below and explore the link resources to know what to expect in the winter months and how to ensure your safety.
- Avoid cotton and tight clothes for your inner layers.
- Bring extra clothing in case you need more layers or require a change.
- Read The Art of Layering via Safety Services Company.
Winter Driving Tips:
- Leave extra time for travel.
- Reduce your speed when approaching intersections covered with snow or ice.
- Set a following distance twice that of dry conditions.
- Read all 12 Safety Guidelines for Driving in Winter Weather.
Preventing Hypothermia and Frostbite:
- Eat and drink hot or warm foods and liquids.
- Use a buddy system to complete tasks in the cold.
- View the complete guide on prevention here.
Tips for Periods of Warming Temperatures:
- Look out around building perimeters for falling or toppling ice and snow hazards.
- Beware of hazards under the snow and slippery ground conditions.
- Use caution on stairs and ladders, which can be slippery.