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Winter

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Extreme winter weather can take a devastating toll on communities and businesses, often with deadly and costly consequences. Since 1980, there have been 19 winter storm events causing over a billion-dollars in damages/costs. This has resulted in about $1.8 billion in damage and 29 deaths per year on average.

 

Freezing temperatures, snow, ice and freezing rain can create hazardous working conditions and impact your operations. Consider how poor road conditions can limit facility access, threaten workforce safety and disrupt your supply chain. Imagine the impact of water damage to equipment and supplies from frozen pipes that burst.

 

Proper winter hazard preparation will help protect your employees and assets, and is an essential part of your business resiliency program. Use these tools to help understand how to prepare for, respond to and continually build resilience against winter weather.


Checklist for Winter Weather

Consider these actions to minimize impacts/losses to a business before, during and after winter events.

Snow and Ice Maintenance Considerations

Ensure your plan and supplies are in place before snow hits and temperatures drop.

Winter Driving

Driving under any weather conditions always presents a variety of perils, however, snow, sleet and ice in the winter months deliver hazards that require extra care and attention.

Snow Loading and Roof Collapse Preparation

As winter approaches, businesses often neglect to plan for roof collapses, one of the most serious winter threats.

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