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Inclement Weather

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Severe weather conditions such as heavy rains, tornadoes, blizzard, etc. can affect your work or ability to come to work. Even though you have no control over the weather, operational difficulties brought on by bad weather can be overcome with the help of knowing the company's inclement weather regulations. 

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Severe weather conditions such as heavy rains, tornadoes, blizzard, etc. can affect your work or ability to come to work. Even though you have no control over the weather, operational difficulties brought on by bad weather can be overcome with the help of knowing the company's inclement weather regulations. 

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  1. What is Inclement Weather
  2. Knowing your Company Policy
  3. Safety Measures During Inclement Weather

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What is Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather Course - Lesson Excerpt

**Welcome to ** Inclement Weather

Rain or Shine? Swipe to look outside the window.

There's lightning!

According to the news, there'll be heavy rains and strong winds today.

Let's begin by defining inclement weather.

Knowing your Company Policy

Inclement Weather Course - Lesson Excerpt

**Welcome to ** Knowing your Company Policy

In this lesson, let's discuss the important things you should know from your company policy in order to prepare for inclement weather conditions.

What are the main components of an inclement weather policy that you should look for? Select all the correct answers

Are you a critical worker? Ask yourself, with the situation in your area, will you be able to go to work? If you have to report to work, what are your options for transportation?

Are you a non-critical worker? You may opt for a remote work set-up. Communicate with the point-person about working remotely. Make sure to keep track of your working hours and have your overtime be pre-approved. Don't forget to anticipate and communicate probable power outages or evacuations depending on the severity of the condition in your locality.

Safety Measures During Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather Course - Lesson Excerpt

**Welcome to ** **Safety Measures During Inclement Weather **

In this lesson, you'll learn about the safety measures you should take during different weather conditions.

Flash Flood Safety Rules When a flash flood warning is issued for your area, or the moment you first realize that a flash flood is imminent, act quickly to save yourself. You may only have seconds.

Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes, etc.

Avoid already flooded and high velocity flow areas. Do not attempt to cross a flowing stream on foot where the water is above your knees.

If driving, know the depth of water in a dip before crossing. The road bed may not be intact under the water. If the vehicle stalls, abandon it immediately; seek higher ground. Rapidly rising water may engulf the vehicle and its occupants and sweep them away.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.

Tornado Safety Rules When a tornado threatens, immediate action can save your life.

Avoid windows, doors and outside walls. Protect your head.

In homes and small buildings, go to the basement or to an interior part of the lowest level, such as a closet, a bathroom, or an interior hallway. Get underneath something sturdy.

In schools, nursing homes, hospitals, factories, and shopping centers, go to pre-designated shelter areas. Interior hallways on the lowest floor are usually the safest. In high-rise buildings, go to interior small rooms or hallways.

Leave mobile homes or vehicles, and go to a substantial shelter. If there is no shelter nearby, lie flat in the nearest ditch, ravine, or culvert with your hands shielding your head. Be alert for rapidly rising waters in the ditch.

Thunderstorm Safety Rules When a thunderstorm threatens: Get inside a home, large building, or an all-metal (not convertible) automobile. Do not use the telephone except for emergencies. Do not stand underneath a natural lightning rod such as a tall, isolated tree or a telephone pole. Avoid projecting above the surrounding landscape; for example, do not stand on a hilltop. In a forest, seek shelter in a low area under a thick growth of small trees. In open areas, go to a low place such as a ravine or valley. Get away from open water, tractors and other metal farm equipment, and mall metal vehicles such as motorcycles, bicycles, and golf carts. Avoid wire fences, clotheslines, metal pipes and rails. Put down golf clubs. Finally, if you are caught out in a level field or in the open, away from shelter, and you feel your hair stand on end, lightning may be about to strike you. Drop to your knees and bend forward, putting your hands on your knees. Do not lie flat on the ground.

Heat Wave Driving Safety Rules Slow down. Dress for summer. Try not to eat as much. Drink plenty of water. Do not drink alcoholic beverages. Spend more time in air-conditioned places. Do not get too much sun. Do not leave your children or pets alone inside automobiles. Do not take salt tablets unless specified by a physician.

If you have to travel during winter, here are some safety precautions: If the storm exceeds or even tests your limitation, seek available refuge immediately. Plan your travel and select primary and alternate routes. Check the latest weather information on your radio. Try not to travel alone; two or three persons are preferable. Always fill your gasoline tank before entering open country, even for a short distance. Have a car kit! This may include blankets or sleeping bags, matches and candles, empty 3-pound coffee can with plastic lid (for melting snow to provide drinking water), facial tissue, paper towels, extra clothing, etc.

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