Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter
Take these precautions outdoors
Many people spend time outdoors in the winter working, traveling, or enjoying winter sports. Outdoor activities can expose you to several safety hazards, but you can take these steps to prepare for them:
•Wear appropriate outdoor clothing: layers of light, warm clothing; mittens; hats; scarves; and waterproof boots.
•Sprinkle cat litter or sand on icy patches.
•Learn safety precautions to follow when outdoors. ◦Be aware of the wind chill factor.
◦Work slowly when doing outside chores.
◦Take a buddy and an emergency kit when you are participating in outdoor recreation.
◦Carry a cell phone.