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It’s Cold Work Safe! Buy a Kid a Coat
Updated On: Dec 09, 2016

December 8, 2016

WORK SAFE!

With the extremely cold weather hitting our area we remind all members to work safely when helping the customers we serve. All members should review the safety documentation given to them by their employers. 

As we prepare for the cold let’s not forget about the kids going to school who are unable to dress for the cold weather like we are fortunate enough to do.  Please consider donating to the IBEW 21 Days of Giving Coat Drive by clicking here.


Dressing Properly for the Cold

When cold environments or temperatures cannot be avoided dressing properly is extremely important to preventing cold stress.  Read OSHA’s suggestions on how to dress in cold weather here.


Cold Stress Can Be Prevented

Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures may cause serious “cold stress” health problems such as trench foot, frostbite and hypothermia. In extreme cases exposure can lead to death. Danger signs include uncontrolled shivering, slurred speech, clumsy movements, fatigue and confused behavior. If these signs are observed, call for emergency help. OSHA provides a tips and recommendations on how to be protected and combat and prevent cold stress illnesses and injuries. Read them here.


We All Must Remember

No job is so important and no service is so urgent that we cannot take the time to perform our jobs safely.

Please check on your family, friends and neighbors to make sure they are safe and forward this information to others who may be at risk.


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