Weather stations say it will fall down to -20º on Wednesday in Chicago. More than 750 flights out of Chicago have been canceled today due to the expected deep freeze. It will also be warmer at the top of Mount Everest. Across the Midwest, it is expected to plunge down to -40º in some areas. Overall, the ‘Polar Vortex’ will leave 80 million Americans in sub-zero temperatures this week.
HOW TO PREVENT WINTER WEATHER FROM FREEZING YOUR BUSINESS
Safety should be a top priority all year long, but hazards become more evident with inclement weather. If employees have to work in the elements, then businesses must consider how low the temperature is and if it is safe for them to be there. One can research OSHA tips—there are no regulations in place—for best practices on cold stress. Among the suggestions are frequent breaks to stay warm, staying hydrated, and wearing appropriate layers to prevent cold stress.
IS YOUR ROOF PREPPED FOR HARSH WINTERS?
The winter months can wreak havoc on roofs and other structures. Unpredictable weather that brings ice, snow, and high winds can cause headaches for those in the building management industry. Today’s episode of the MarketScale Building Management Podcast features a conversation with two experts in the roofing industry, Kent Schwickert of the National Roofing Contractors Association and Jeff Broderick of Roof Options.
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