As winter tightens its grip, it brings along a set of challenges that demand our attention. Slippery roads, biting cold, and strong winds pose hazards that can lead to illnesses, injuries, or worse. In collaboration with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we are embarking on a public education effort to enhance our preparedness for and response to severe winter weather.

Key Points:

  1. Winter Weather Preparedness: OSHA and NOAA aims to educate and equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate winter weather safely. From preventing slips to handling snow removal, here's what you need to know.

  2. Preventing Slips on Snow and Ice: Swift action is crucial in preventing slips, trips, and falls. Clear snow and ice promptly from walking surfaces and use de icer. For unavoidable walks on snow or ice, ensure your footwear has good traction and insulation. Take short steps and maintain a slower pace to react effectively to changes in traction.

  3. Falls During Snow Removal: Snow removal from rooftops and elevated surfaces poses unique risks. Refer to OSHA's Hazard Alert and winter weather webpages for comprehensive guidance. Prioritize fall protection and training when working at heights. Use ladders safely, clearing snow and ice from surfaces, and exercise extreme caution around power lines.

  4. Preventing Harmful Exposure: Beyond slips and falls, we must guard against harmful exposure to cold temperatures and physical exertion. Dress appropriately, take breaks, and be mindful of your body's response to the cold.


In the coming weeks, protect your company and employees by conducting safety training sessions to ensure everyone is well-prepared for the challenges that winter may bring to your workplace. Your safety is our top priority, and together, we can make this winter a safe and productive season. To learn more about winter safety and injury prevention, reach out to an agent at Diversified or visit:, for more information.

DII is your partner in winter safety. Our team of experts can work with you to understand best safety practices to prevent injuries associated with the cold winter months. Please contact your DII representative for more information. #December #WinterSafety #StayWarm

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