December 18, 2015
Winter weather conditions in Canada can quickly become dangerous, often with little or no warning. Winter storms and excessive cold claim over 100 lives each year in this country—that is more than the combined number of deaths caused by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, extreme heat and lightning each year.
DRESS FOR THE SEASON
Wear loose, lightweight, warm clothes in layers. Trapped air insulates. Remove layers to avoid perspiration and subsequent chill. Outer garments should be tightly woven, water repellent, and hooded. Wear a hat. Half of your body heat loss can be from your head. Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold. Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves. Try to stay dry!
DON’T FORGET CANADA’S NORTH AND OUR REMOTE REGIONS
It might be nice at home but remember weather conditions can be a lot different where our camps are situated.
WHAT TO WEAR
While in transit to any of our locations, either by air or ground, you will be required to be wearing the following:
Winter Jacket, toque, gloves/mitts and winter boots.
COMMON SENSE IS NOT THAT COMMON
Did you know that it is NOT a good idea to try to hand feed or pet a coyote!!! Shocking that it would bite you!
Did you know that if it is -30 outside and you leave the door to the water building open it freezes everything inside! If you didn’t know, do it two days in a row and freeze the building twice just to be sure!
Sometimes when we do our job for years we can become complacent and don’t think about the outcome or the dangers of our actions. I challenge everyone this season to be the best they can be each and every shift. Challenge each other to do same! Take personal pride in all you do!
Posted in: Safety (HSE)