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Winter Reference Guide


The winter season often ushers in cold temperatures and damaging storms that can have serious consequences for your business and employees. For worker safety and business operational continuity, there are three phases of action that help you manage adverse winter weather: prepare, respond, recover. This collection of resources can help your business minimize the impact of cold-weather conditions.

Prepare: What to Do Before Winter Storms and Cold Temperatures Arrive

Preparation is an essential step to minimizing the impact of cold-weather conditions. Read the following collection of information to learn the steps required to prepare for winter weather.

Preparing for Severe Winter Storms

To Close or Not to Close?

Prepare for Winter with These Essential Supplies

10 Tips to Prepare Your Fleet for Winter

What Do the Different Winter Weather Alerts Mean?

Cut Winter Energy Bills With These Tips

Tips for Avoiding Frostbite

Respond: What to Do When Winter Storms and Cold Weather Arrive

The response phase of winter storm preparedness helps protect lives and property during or in the immediate aftermath of a storm. This collection of information describes ways to respond to winter storms and cold weather.

How to Shovel Snow Safely

How to Respond to a Winter Storm

8 Tips for Getting Your Vehicle Out of the Snow

Recover: What to Do to Restore Operations Once Winter Storms and Cold Weather Pass

The recovery stage of winter-storm activities includes repairing the damage done by storms. It may also include replenishing supplies and understanding how your business can better prepare its facilities and people for the tasks associated with disaster recovery.

Essential Supplies to Recover from Winter Weather

5 Business Sector Takeaways for Disaster Recovery

Equipment You May Need for Winter

These guides can help you make more informed purchasing decisions about the equipment and supplies you’ll need to weather the winter season.

How to Choose and Maintain the Right Generator

Types of Door Weatherstripping and Thresholds

Snow Blower Buying Guide

Portable Heater Guide

The Many Tools for Moving Snow


PPE in the Workplace

Safety Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know About PPE?

How well do you know your safety gear? Test your knowledge with our short quiz to ensure you’re up to date with key safety practices.

Safety Management

Using the Heat Index Chart to Work Safely in Hot Weather

Use this heat index chart to understand how relative humidity affects perceived temperature and can increase the risk of heat stress.

Safety Management

6 Tips to Prepare for More Heat Waves

Extreme heat waves have created unprecedented hazards in recent years.


Building Maintenance

A Preventive Maintenance Checklist

Preventive maintenance is defined as regularly scheduled inspections, tests, servicing, replacements, repairs and other tasks intended to help reduce the impact and frequency of equipment failures.

Case Studies

Case Study: Controlling PPE Costs Through KeepStock Vending

Learn how a manufacturer of HVAC products gained control of its PPE costs and tracking through inventory management solutions from Grainger.

PPE in the Workplace

Safety Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know About PPE?

How well do you know your safety gear? Test your knowledge with our short quiz to ensure you’re up to date with key safety practices.

Find the Right Winter Weather Gear

Portable Heaters

Portable Electric Heaters

Winter Headwear

Work Hats, Headbands & Headwear

Snow Removal

Snow & Ice Removal

Work Jackets & Coats

Work Jackets & Coats

Heated Outerwear

Electronically Heated Workwear

Insulated Gloves

Insulated Gloves

Portable Heaters

Portable Gas, Oil & Kerosene Heaters

Portable Generators

Portable Generators

The information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only and is based on information available as of the initial date of publication. No representation is made that the information or references are complete or remain current. This article is not a substitute for review of current applicable government regulations, industry standards, or other standards specific to your business and/or activities and should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. Readers with specific questions should refer to the applicable standards or consult with an attorney.