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Winter can bring on a lot of safety hazards and health concerns so it’s always important to think about safety tips whether you are out traveling, working around your home, or even just running errands. You should always be aware of the dangers to help you prepare for the cold season and keep you safe.
- Be Aware When You Travel: When the cold weather hits, there are several things to take into consideration where travel is concerned even if you’re just planning a quick errand. Take time to winterize your car and leave early to prepare for any accidents that could occur, as well as slippery or snowy roads. It’s very important to travel with caution. Travel behind trucks at a safe distance because they do not always have the best visibility to see you if you’re in a smaller vehicle. Don’t forget to change your tires to snow tires which are better equipped to handle driving conditions when there is ice on the road. These tires also have a good amount of tread so they can keep you from swerving into traffic or cars around you. Lastly, be sure to check that roads are cleared before trying to leave. Several companies do their best after large winter storms to help keep the streets safe for you, including Premier Snow Management which offers a variety of services. A commercial snow removal service helps with overcrowded streets and can accommodate your family during the tough winter months. They are a dedicated 24/7 business to help resolve issues, especially with the east coast’s unpredictable weather.
- Check Your Home: We are all in our homes now more than ever so you want to make sure you have the proper accommodations to keep you safe in the winter. Install a carbon monoxide detector and change the battery every 6 months. These fumes can be deadly so keep devices clear of your basement, garage, and windows. Make sure you always plug into a generator when using heavy-duty or outdoor extension cords and that they are not wet. Of course, we want to conserve as much heat as possible when the weather dips below freezing but be careful and follow label instructions for safe use. For example, fireplaces should not have any paper burned into them, and make sure to properly ventilate any space heater to the outside so they do not leak gas. Also, be sure you keep them turned off when you leave a room so they do not spark a fire.
- Your Body: There is nothing like playing in the snow for hours at a time building snow forts, snowmen, and having snowball fights. Unfortunately, the fun can quickly fade if someone gets frostbite. Staying out in the cold for long periods of time can put your health in jeopardy. Bundle up in multiple layers of clothing to keep your body warm, includes snug sleeves at the wrist, gloves, scarves, hats (one that covers your ears), suitable footwear with leather soles, and water-resistant coats and boots. You want to make sure you have at least three layers of clothes on when you go out to play.
When it comes to your health and safety you want to be as prepared as possible, especially if you live on the east coast. Our winters can last a long time and leave us feeling tired and downright miserable. Do your best to stay positive, follow proper procedures to keep you warm in your home, your car, or while running errands.
How do you keep loved ones safe during the winter months?