Autumn Safety

As we say goodbye to the warm days of summer and hello to cool days of fall, be aware of new or increased hazards that can catch you by surprise. This includes hazards related to severe weather, road construction, pedestrians, driving, and working outdoors. Here are safety topics to discuss with workers, crews, and safety committees.

Woman wearing a white hard hat and a neon green coat on a bucket lift truck operating the lift. Caption: Weather conditions change fast. Be prepared to work in changing conditions.

Working outdoors

When working outdoors, workers may encounter hazards such as slips, trips, and falls, falling debris or materials, vegetation, pests and animals, and weather. Find out what you should know about these outdoor hazards and how to protect your workers.

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Woman wearing a white hard hat and a neon green coat on a bucket lift truck operating the lift. Caption: Weather conditions change fast. Be prepared to work in changing conditions.Related topics

Training from L&I

Videos online

Fatalities and injuries

Publications and posters

Hazard alerts and fact sheets

Resources from outside of L&I

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Storms and flooding

Storms can cause flooding and other weather related issues. Learn how to prepare for these types of situations, and stay safe.

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Be prepared for driving condition changes.
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Autumn driving and pedestrian safety

Autumn driving can be hazardous due to weather and pedestrians. Here is some key information to help workers stay focused and prepared for the unexpected.

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