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coats, jackets and gloves. Dressing
properly is extremely important to
preventing cold stress. When cold
environments or temperatures cannot
be avoided, instruct team members to:
* Wear at least three layers of
loose-itting clothing (an inner
layer of wool, silk or synthetic
polypropylene to wick moisture;
a middle layer of wool or synthetic
to provide insulation; and an outer
wind/rain protection layer that
allows for some ventilation to
prevent overheating.
* Use a knit mask to cover the
face and mouth.
* Select a hat that will cover the ears.
* Wear insulated gloves
(water-resistant if needed)
to protect hands.
* Utilize insulated and waterproof
boots to protect feet.
Promote safe winter weather driving
While employers cannot control
roadway conditions, they can promote
safe driving by ensuring that their
commercial drivers are properly
trained for driving in winter weather
conditions. OSHA recommends that
employers teach drivers to:
Practice cold weather driving.
Rehearse maneuvers on ice or snow
in an empty lot during daylight
hours. It is important to understand
what the vehicle's brakes will do: in
general, stomp on antilock brakes,
pump nonantilock brakes. Be aware
that stopping distances are longer on
slick surfaces.
Keep an emergency kit in each
vehicle. All kits should include a
lashlight with fresh batteries, jumper
cables, abrasive material (sand, cat
litter, even loor mats), a shovel, snow
brush and ice scraper, warning devices
(lares) and blankets. For long trips,
add food, water and medication.
Plan the route. Check the weather
report, allow extra time, be familiar
with maps/directions and inform
others on the route and arrival time.
Proper planning
While the winter months may present
a list of challenges for tent and event
rental businesses, keeping employees
educated and informed on the hazards
associated with working in cold environments
is key to avoiding injuries
and accidents. For more information
on winter weather training, visit
www.osha.gov/winter-weather.
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