Understanding Wind Chill

1/04/2012

As the weather becomes “frightful” during winter months, workers who must brave outdoor conditions face the occupational hazard of exposure to the cold.  Prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures can result in health problems as serious as trench foot, frostbite, and …

Snow Blower Safety

12/08/2011

Snow blowers are frequently used in municipal settings. Typical uses include clearing of walkways, sidewalks, and small parking areas around public buildings and removal of snow around utilities and stored equipment. Snow blower injuries cross all age group categories, but …

Winter Preparedness Week

12/05/2011

December 4 – 10 is Winter Preparedness Week in Virginia.  Is your entity prepared for colder weather conditions?  Winter weather can lead to power failures, icy roads, and exposure to cold temperatures.  Outdoors you may deal with icy sidewalks, driveways and …