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Cold weather

Working in cold weather

With the onset of cold weather, it's important for employers and workers to take the necessary precautions to prevent and treat cold-related health problems. A good reference guide is OSHA's Cold Stress Guide. Learn more »

When the weather outside turns colder...

Workers in your office may start to complain that something in the air is making them feel ill. It may not be their imagination. The rise in Indoor Environmental Quality complaints can be attributed to many factors.  This is a good time to manage the change over of building ventilation. Learn more »

The dangers of carbon monoxide

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), more than 150 people in the U.S. die each year from accidental non-fire related carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning associated with consumer products1. These products include faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters, portable generators and fireplaces. Read these safety tips from the CPSC.

To view more Risk Control information about preventing carbon monoxide poisoning, log in to the Risk Control Customer Portal at the top of this page and search “carbon monoxide poisoning” in the Keyword Search function. Also, be sure to check out the Travelers Prepare and Prevent web page to see more tips about preventing carbon monoxide poisoning and generator safety.

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