It has been a colder than average winter in our state and we want you to be smart and safe in the colder weather. Exposure to low temperatures, wind and precipitation can pose serious health risks and make outdoor work and chores more challenging. Here are some tips to keep you safe during the cold.

  • Dress in layers, including warm, waterproof clothing and don’t forget a hat and gloves.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Take frequent breaks to warm up and avoid fatigue.
  • Watch for signs of hypothermia, such as shivering, fatigue, confusion, and slurred speech.
  • Seek medical attention if or when it is necessary.
  • Be cautious when operating machinery or working with animals, as cold weather can affect dexterity and judgment. 

Taking these simple precautions will help ensure a safe and productive working environment during these colder months. For more information, please contact A.J. Ferguson at