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Workers in Johnstown prepare for frigid temperatures
By: WJAC Web Staff
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- While temperatures continue to drop, schools are canceled but outside workers do not have the luxury of having their work canceled for the day.
6 News caught up with a few companies to see how they prepare their employees for the frigid temperatures.
U.S. Postal workers, Waste Management employees even construction workers are hitting the roads.
Johnstown construction operations manager Ron Telenko said their job is on deadlines which force them to fight the cold weather and take every precaution to stay warm by using heaters.
Safety is also a concern for trash serving companies that use garbage trucks.
A Waste Management representative said they service residential and commercial areas in Johnstown.
Employees are informed on symptoms of frostbite and hypothermia while management closely monitors the weather each day using communication systems which allow the drives and dispatch to stay in touch.
Rain, snow, whether its 110 or -10, pouring down rain, dumping snow, these guys have to be in it, said Johnstown Construction operations manager Ron Telenko.
A big concern for both is safety during the severe cold snap.