The White House has designated this week as Extreme Heat Week. For federal agencies, it’s a time to double down on community preparedness for extreme heat events, with the help of community planners and public health officials.
Don’t assume there is no need to prepare for working safely in the cold this year, because of the moderate temperatures in much of the country so far. According to the National Weather Service , the long-range weather forecast predicts chillier temperatures than average in January and February in the Southern Plains and the Southeast.
Winter weather creates a variety of hazards that can significantly impact everyday tasks and work activities. These hazards include slippery roads/surfaces, strong winds and environmental cold. Learning how to prepare for work during the winter, protect workers from the cold and other hazards that can cause illnesses, injuries, or fatalities, is essential to maintaining a safe work environment and completing tasks successfully.
Some people will have no choice but to go outside and brave the extreme cold. That's true for food delivery services, EMS, construction workers, and heating and cooling contractors. The cold days are simply days on the job, but the cold brings more risks.
(Light weight, general purpose, and heavy duty rain gear to satisfy a variety of work and rain conditions)
April 30, 2014
Radians, Inc., a manufacturer of quality personal protective equipment, recently launched a new line of RadWear® high visibility rainwear. With the 2014 Farmer’s Almanac prediction that “Spring will start late and be exceptionally wet for most sections of the country,” Radians’ new rainwear collection is available now to help you weather the storms ahead.