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+Safety and Health Information for Workers and Employers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides resources for workplace preparedness and response to severe weather emergencies during the winter, including: winter weather hazards and floods. Employers must ensure that workers involved in response and recovery are protected from potential safety and health hazards such as winter weather driving, shoveling snow, clearing snow from roofs and working at heights, and preventing slips on snow and ice. OSHA also provides information and resources to assist in these efforts.

OSHA and NOAA encourage workers and employers to be aware of weather forecasts, train workers on severe weather plans, and keep emergency supplies, including a battery-operated weather radio, on hand to be better prepared when severe weather strikes.


Download the FEMA App to get alerts from the National Weather Service and see information about how to stay safe.