Red Cross: When a Winter Storm WARNING is Issued...

  • Stay Indoors during the storm [define the scope of work]
  • Understand the hazard of wind chill, which combines the cooling effect of wind and cold temperatures on exposed skin [analyze the hazards]
  • As wind increases, heat is carried away from a person's body at an accelerated rate, driving down the body temperature
  • If you must go outside, several layers of light weight clothing will keep you warmer than a single heavy coat. Gloves (or mittens) and a hat will prevent loss of body heat. Cover your mouth to protect your lungs. Walk carefully on snowy, icy, sidewalks [develop and impliment hazard controls]
  • After the storm, if you shovel snow, be extremly careful. It is physically strenous work, so take frequent breaks. Avoid overexertion [perform work within controls]
  • Avoid traveling by car in a storm, but if you must... plan ahead [feedback and improvement]
    • Carry a Disaster Supplies Kit in the trunk
    • Keep your car's gas tank full for emergency use and to keep the fuel line from freezing
    • Let someone know your destination, your route and when you expect to arrive. If your car gets stuck along the way, help can be sent along your predetermined route


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