Working Outside this Winter? Follow these Safety Tips

Just because cold weather moves into the area doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors until spring. Like many, you may enjoy taking on an outdoor project during the winter months.

While there’s nothing wrong with this, you never want to do anything that will put your safety and well-being in jeopardy.

Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind when working outdoors in the cold:

·      Dress appropriately. It’s easy to believe that you’ll work up a sweat, thus not needing to dress warm, but nothing could be further from the truth. The last thing you want is to find yourself cold and wet, as this can lead to a serious health concern like pneumonia.

·      Watch for slippery spots. For example, your driveway could be slippery as a result of a recent snow or ice storm. If you’re not careful, you could slip, fall, and suffer a serious injury.

·      Don’t push the limit. You know your personal limit better than anyone, so don’t push yourself too hard. If you’re getting tired, not feeling well, or are overly cold, take a break to regroup.

Just as it’s important to keep your home warm this winter, the same holds true for your body when working outdoors. There’s nothing more important than your health and safety!

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