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Winter Safety

Each season brings their own conditions and we must get ready. We must prepare for changes such as more hours of darkness, lower temperatures and winter storms. Use these resources to get started before winter arrives.

Three men crouching next to a large vehicle's tire well Inspect your vehicle before every trip.

Winter driving and pedestrian safety

Winter can produce hazardous situations while driving. Learn how to prepare for these issues and how to keep your workers safe.

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Three men crouching next to a large vehicle's tire well. Caption: Inspect your vehicle before every trip
Inspect your vehicle before every trip.

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Three men crouching next to a large vehicle's tire well. Caption: Inspect your vehicle before every trip.

Prepare for sudden changes in weather.

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Flood water over roadway

Northwest storms can be powerful and destructive. Have an emergency plan in place.

Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Transportation.

Storms and flooding

Weather can change in a blink of an eye. Learn how to prepare for, and stay safe during and after, winter storms and flooding.

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Be prepared to work in changing weather conditions.

Working outdoors

While working outdoors, conditions can change quickly. Workers may encounter hazards such as slips, trips, and falls, falling debris and materials, pests and animals, and changing weather conditions. Find out what you can do to become more aware of these hazards and how you can protect your workers and yourself.

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Retail safety is important, especially during the holiday season.

Other winter hazards

What you don't know could injure you. Learn about holiday retail safety, ladder safety, carbon monoxide and other hazards during the winter season.

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