The Connection Between Hurricanes and Indoor Air Quality
 

When we think of the damage that hurricanes can inflict upon our communities, our minds don’t immediately go to indoor air quality.

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Protect Yourself from the Cold

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While it may seem like spring is just around the corner, it is important to keep protecting yourself from the harsh winter weather! Temperatures can stay in the danger zone until mid March, so follow these tips and keep yourself safe until spring has really sprung! 

  • Monitor your physical condition and that of your coworkers.
  • Wear appropriate clothing.
  • Wear several layers of loose clothing for insulation.
  • Tight clothing reduces blood circulation to the extremities.
  • Be aware that some clothing may restrict movement resulting in a hazardous situation.
  • Protect the ears, face, hands and feet in extremely cold or wet weather.
  • Boots should be waterproof and insulated.
  • Wear a hat to reduce the loss of body heat from your head.
  • Move into warm locations during breaks; limit the amount of time outside.
  • Carry extra socks, gloves, hats, jacket, blankets, a change of clothes and a thermos of hot liquid.
  • Include chemical hot packs in your first aid kit.
  • Avoid touching cold metal surfaces with bare skin.
Post Date: 2/8/2018



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