Safety Services Company
December 17th 2008
‘Tis the season to be cautious. While these days are merrier with colorful decor lining the streets and holiday tunes harmonizing in the air, conditions on the job are dangerous now more than any time of the year. This is true for places where the holidays usher in the harsh colds of winter. With all the snow and ice from the heavens, winter also blesses us with wet and slippery grounds. That is why employees working outdoors are at a big risk of slipping and falling on the job. Below we’ll discuss the best cold weather safety tips in the workplace.
As with any unsafe condition on the job, snow and ice accumulation can be eliminated by following these simple yet effective safety guidelines:
As if snow- and ice-related injuries are not enough, certain health conditions may hit workers because of severe cold. That is, they are at risk of developing hypothermia or frostbite because of the dropping temperature. These conditions are generally known as cold stress. Tomorrow, we’ll talk more about cold stress with safety guidelines you must follow to avoid exposure.
For now, stay safe outdoors by wearing proper PPE, and clearing away all unwanted snow and ice.
We have complete OSHA compliant safety solutions for all your needs. Call (877) 476-8979 today to speak with one of our highly skilled safety experts about cold weather safety tips in the workplace.
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