Winter Weather Preparedness

FACT: Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion.

Fall is winding down and winter weather is almost upon us. Below are helpful resources and tips to make sure you and your organization are prepared.

Risk Management Considerations

Handling Inclement Weather: Your organization needs to consider your employees’ safety, potential company liabilities, attendance and pay-related issues. It’s important to be prepared for all scenarios associated with inclement weather before it arrives.


Winter Weather Liabilities: If you deal with either commercial or residential property, you are responsible for the side effects of winter. It is important that you are vigilant in your snow and ice removal efforts.

Wet Weather and Work Surfaces: Surfaces that are wet for any reason, weather-related or not, are a workplace hazard. There are several steps your organization can take to keep your team safe.

Winter Driving Safety: Consider these safe driving techniques to stay safe during the winter season.

Frostbite: In cold climates, everyone is susceptible to frostbite. Taking a few simple precautions can help keep you safe during the winter season.

Claim Reporting

​Conner Strong & Buckelew is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to report a claim during normal business hours, please reach out to your Claim Consultant. If you need to report a claim outside of normal business hours, please call (877) 861-3220 and you will be directed to the On-Call Consultant.

See Important Reminders Should You Sustain a Property Loss

Additional Resources

Frozen Pipes: Visit the Red Cross’s website for tips on protecting and thawing freezing pipes, and why they are hazardous.

Snowstorms and Extreme Cold: Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website for tips on how to stay safe when a winter storm threatens.

Winter Safety: Visit the National Weather Service’s website for tips on staying safe before, during and after a winter storm, including winter alerts, snow coverage maps, and information on the different types of winter storms.

Winter Weather: Plan. Equip. Train: Visit OSHA’s website for tips on preventing injuries, illnesses and fatalities during winter storms.

Winter Hazard Control Plan: Reduce the chance of accidents, injuries and property damage by being prepared with a comprehensive winter hazard control plan. Utilize this guide to mitigate your organization’s risks.

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