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>Cold Weather Workers Safety Guide

Table of Contents


Section I

Safety - Basic Rules of Safety

  1. The Law Says
  2. Elements of On-The-Job Safety
  3. Safety Tips for New Employees
  4. Safety Tips for Supervisors


Section II

Maintaining a High Standard of Safety

  1. Safety Inspections
  2. Accident Investigation and Reporting
  3. First Aid


Section III

Cold Weather Safety

  1. Cold Weather Safety
  2. How Cold Is It Out There?
  3. Dress Warmly - Be Prepared
  4. Maintenance of Cold Weather Clothing
  5. Working Safely On Snow and Ice
  6. Ice Safety on Frozen Bodies of Water
  7. Vital Signs of Cold Injury - How Can You Help?
  8. Injuries That Happen Over Time
  9. Working in Remote Areas


Section IV

Safety Info for Outdoor Work

  1. Basic Electrical Safety
  2. Electric Power lines
  3. Safe Use of Ladders
  4. Safe Use of Chain Saws
  5. Compact Loaders
  6. Snow Throwers
  7. Shovelling and Digging
  8. Manual Materials Handling
  9. Truck Start Up - "The Circle Check"
  10. Infectious Waste


Section V

Safety Guidelines for the Work Environment

  1. Chemical Safety
  2. Noise
  3. Fire Safety
  4. Substances from Trees and Plants
  5. Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation


Section VI

Personal Protective Equipment

  1. PPE Checklist
  2. Safety Glasses
  3. Safety Footwear
  4. Hard Hats
  5. Hearing Protection
  6. Safety Gloves
  7. Respirators


Section VII

Occupational Health and Safety Legislation

  1. What Does Occupational Health and Safety Legislation Say?
  2. Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  3. US Occupational Safety and Health Legislation


Section VIII

Where to Go for More Information

  1. Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
  2. Canadian Governmental Departments with Chief Responsibility for Occupational Health and Safety
  3. US Federal Safety and Health Agencies