Stats of Winter-Related Injuries

Cold winter months and the accompanying icy or snowy weather is an especially important time to consider workplace safety precautions. The increased risk of injury due to cold temperatures, ice or snow is indisputable.  According to the CDC, winter weather kills more than twice as many Americans than summer heat. Keeping yourself aware of the […]

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Winter Safety Tips

In preparation for the winter months, it’s important to consider what measures you will take to exercise proper safety precautions in both your home and commercial or industrial workplace.  During 2014, the United States Department of Labor recorded 42,480 workplace injuries and illnesses involving ice, sleet, or snow that required at least one day away […]

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Frozen Ground: Understanding How and Why it Freezes

On December 31, 1967, the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys competed for the NFL Championship in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They played in temperatures as low as -25° Celsius (-13º Fahrenheit). The players noticed that the field became so hard their cleats could not dig into the normally soft soil. They slipped and struggled […]

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5 Helpful Tips for Winter Construction Efficiency

5 Tips for Winter Construction Working outside during the cold winter months presents many obstacles; however, some jobs will not wait for better circumstances. Below are some tips and solutions to improve winter construction. 1) KEEP YOUR EMPLOYEES SAFE Train your employees in proper winter construction precautions.  Encourage everyone to wear layers of loose-fitting clothing, […]

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Winter Roofing

WINTER ROOFING AND POWERBLANKET HOT BOXES There are many enjoyable things to do in the winter:  skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. Roofing did not make the list of excellent winter recreational activities.  Winter roofing is not at the top of anyone’s list; however, it becomes essential when there is damage to a roof. […]

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Ground Thawing Blankets: Prep Frozen Ground with Powerblanket

When it’s cold and the ground is frozen, your job suffers.  Thaw frozen ground and get back to work quickly with Ground Thawing blankets from Powerblanket  Winter is an interesting beast, especially for those who make their livelihood working outside.  Often prep takes longer than the actual job itself.  Powerblanket has considered the difficulties and […]

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