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Severe winter weather can jeopardize the health and safety of your employees and cost your company time and money if you do not take the proper precautions.
Cold, wet and windy conditions put outdoor workers at risk for cold stress, which can lead to dangerous and debilitating occupational afflictions such as frostbite, hypothermia, chilblains and trench foot.
As an employer, it is imperative that you take the proper steps to protect your employees from this wintertime threat.
Owners and managers of commercial property have an obligation to maintain safe conditions for employees and occupants. During the winter season, walkways, stairs, driveways, interior roadways and parking lots become slipping and tripping hazards as snow falls and ice forms. This is not only a safety hazard, it can also be an expensive legal issue for property owners, should an accident occur.
Snow days were a highlight of winter when many of us were children, but now winter weather presents a host of difficulties for employers. There are safety concerns, OSHA regulations to comply with, potential liability risks, attendance confusion and pay-related issues to address. It’s important to be prepared for all scenarios associated with inclement weather before the weather arrives, and to make sure employees are properly informed of all relevant policies and procedures.
As temperatures turn colder, it is time to focus on winter safety. The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts colder than normal temperatures with freezing the first week of December, and plenty of snow before the Christmas holiday!
Precautions for Avoiding Skids, Slips and Accidents
Losing control of a car is undoubtedly one of the most terrifying experiences that anyone can go through. Unfortunately, it is common when the temperatures turn cold and the roads get slick.