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Cold weather safety

September 23, 2022
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Fall in Colorado brings huge temperature swings, from big snowstorms to warm, balmy days. You might be driving with the windows down one day and shoveling snow the next morning. The best way to keep your employees safe is to be ready for anything.

Three ways you can prepare for winter hazards

  • Vehicles: Winter can be hard on vehicles – remind employees to do a standard check of brakes, wipers, and tires. Also stock vehicles with winter emergency equipment, including ice scrapers, a warm blanket, and jumper cables.
  • Snow removal: Put a plan in place to clear sidewalks, steps, parking lots, and driveways and keep them free of ice and snow. Make sure you have the manpower, equipment and response time allocated before the snow flies.
  • Winter clothing: Preparation is key to understanding what’s needed for the snow and cold. Review your company’s footwear policies and encourage employees to make smart choices in preparing for the cold months.

Don’t wait for a surprise spring snowstorm to take action. Plan ahead and you will be ready for whatever our Colorado weather has to offer. Watch the short video below to learn more about preparing for winter hazards.

Pinnacol Assurance assumes no responsibility for management or control of customer safety activities. Please ensure your business meets the requirements of all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances related to workplace safety.

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