Today's Safety Sunday Tip is: Ice and Snow…Take it Slow!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! It's that time of year again, and even though many of us don't experience truly harsh cold weather like some do in certain parts of our country, I wanted to touch base with you on the subject of winter driving.
Whether it's a part of your job or your daily commute, proper winter driving should include a pre-drive inspection of your vehicle to ensure it is working properly. This inspection includes checking the battery, the brakes, cooling system, fuses, engine, wiper blades, exhaust system, tires, oil, and especially visibility. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has several tips for safe winter driving that can help you plan for whatever the road throws your way throughout the season. Here are a few reminders for you, your family members, or coworkers to consider before driving in winter weather:
It's important to keep an emergency kit in your vehicle. A few items to considered including in this kit are:
Do not be caught off guard by cold weather hazards. Remember, when there's ice and snow…take it slow!