Job One Training: Cold Weather Safety Tips

BRRRR! With temperatures in the single digits or lower, it is important to practice cold weather safety.

STEP ONE: Review the Cold Stress Training
STEP TWO: Review General Safety Tips & How to Dress

General Safety Tips

  • Stay indoors during the worst part of the extreme cold
  • Keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle if you must travel
  • Check tire pressure, antifreeze levels, & your car battery
  • Learn how to shut off water valves for potential pipe bursts
  • Trickle water through pipes
  • Never use your oven for heat/Never bring charcoal or gas grills indoors
  • Keep dryer vents free from snow/ice
  • Keep electric space heaters away from curtains & other flammable materials
  • Bring pets inside
  • Check on your friends
  • Know frostbite signs

How to Dress (if going outdoors)

  • Wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight clothing
  • Wear a hat as 40% of your body heat can be lost from your head
  • Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold
  • Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves
  • Try to stay dry & out of the wind