If you have been inactive for quite some time, or have a history of heart trouble, talk to your doctor before shoveling snow. Also avoid caffeine or nicotine before shoveling. These stimulants, increase your heart rate and place extra stress on your heart. WARNING!!!
Michigan Operations past slip & fall injury performance DOW RESTRICTED - INTERNAL USE ONLY Michingan Operations has had more slips and falls than any other cold weather site in North America or Europe. Our goal as a Department or site is Zero Accidents and Injuries!
Look at both the wind chill and the outside temperature Dress
Fill out vehicle check cards when checking vehicle. Stop at all stop signs and stop lights. Watch for pedestrians at cross walks. Use safety approved seatbelts and car seats. Watch for Deer crossing roadways. Black Ice may be buried underneath snow. Give yourself extra time to stop. Safe Winter Driving
Be aware of icicles that are out of your normal line of vision.
Large overhead icicles should be discovered and eliminated.
Be aware they can cause serious harm or death to pedestrians below.
The Dow Fire Department is available to knock down large icicles that may pose serious risk to workers or Dow visitors.
Icicles can be in unexpected places in process areas.
Calcium Chloride is effective at temperatures below 0 ° F; -18 ° C and is fast acting. Salt is effective, but you may need to use more of it in lower temperatures Sand: Can be used at all temperatures and is effective for additional traction on ice and snow. Sand will not melt ice and snow. Its important to remember that snow should be shoveled before ice-melt is applied. Shoveling snow and applying ice-melt are two different tasks, and serve different purposes. Also: Remember to use ice-melt wisely and to reuse Peladow shakers by refilling them. Peladow is stored at 1100 Building.
Housekeeping & Fall Prevention Housekeeping is everyone's job.
Who tends to get injured? Those who fail to see the hazards and fail to take steps to control or eliminate them.
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