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Winter Weather Information for WSU Employees
WSU employees should refer to the inclement weather information at the HRS web site by clicking HERE (http://hrs.wsu.edu/Inclement%20Weather) if you have questions about not being able to come to work due to weather conditions.
WSU Environmental Health and Safety reminds supervisors and their employees who work in cold environments to refer to the following Extreme Cold fact sheet, which can be found at ehs.wsu.edu/training/pdfs/FAQ%20Cold%20Environments%2009.pdf and SPPM S30.70, which is found at www.wsu.edu/manuals_forms/PDF/SPPM/S30-70.pdf
Winter Preparedness and Safety Information
The State of Washington Emergency Management Division has prepared these tips and advice for winter safety.
Prepare yourself for a cold and possibly snowy winter. Click HERE for the CDC Guide to Cold Weather
A video on the safe use of Power Generators: http://www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/videos/video_generatorsafety.shtml
A video on the dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning from improper indoor heating: http://www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/videos/video_carbonmonoxide.shtml
Beware of Downed Power Lines, a video: http://www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/videos/video_downed_power_line_safety.shtml
A wealth of information from EMD’s Winter Preparedness Campaign: http://www.emd.wa.gov/preparedness/prep_infocus_winter2009.shtml
Traveling? Check road and pass conditions before you leave:
Washington Pass Conditions: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/passes/
Washington Road Conditions: Call 511 on your phone! (for more info: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/511/)
Oregon Road Conditions: Call 511 in Oregon or check: http://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/RCmap.asp?curRegion=0&mainNav=RoadConditions
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