OSHA “Winter Storm Safety”

Winter storms create a variety of hazards and can have lingering impacts on everyday tasks and work activities. According to the National Weather Service, about 70 percent of injuries during winter storms result from vehicle accidents, and about 25 percent of injuries result from being caught out in the storm. Learning about how to prepare … Continue reading OSHA “Winter Storm Safety”

OSHA Winter Storm Preparedness Tips & Guidelines

Preparedness Introduction Preparedness Response/Recovery Additional Resources It is important to monitor weather sources to be informed when a winter storm is possible and to be familiar with the terms used to describe the likelihood, immediacy, and conditions of a potential storm.  The box below provides information on the types of winter storm watches and warnings. … Continue reading OSHA Winter Storm Preparedness Tips & Guidelines

Blizzard of 2011 – A Fearful, Frigid Night on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago

Live Unedited Video from WGN News®   CHICAGO – Lindsey Wilson was on Lake Shore Drive, but she couldn't tell where. It was dark, and the snow swirling around the stranded bus made it impossible to see anything but the closest cars. There was talk among her fellow commuters of 25-foot waves washing up from … Continue reading Blizzard of 2011 – A Fearful, Frigid Night on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago