3 Common Winter Work Perils

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Prevent these winter workplace hazards.

 

Although California isn’t known for its ice and snow, the winter weather can bring about cooler temperatures and adverse weather. For businesses, this means a new set of safety challenges. Now that winter is here, employers must do everything they can to prepare for winter workplace perils. Here are just a few tips to get you started.

 

Winter driving

If your employees regularly drive for your business, take the time to remind them about safety behind the wheel. Reduced visibility, black ice, and rain can make driving difficult, especially if they are operating a truck or forklift. Look for easy ways to incorporate safe driving tips into meetings, newsletters, and on signs around the office.

 

Slips, trips, and falls

Both in the parking lot and indoors, the risk of injuries can increase in the winter. Whether it’s black ice, slick floor from the rain, or a dimly lit staircase, slips, trips, and falls are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries. Train your employees on how to best prevent these types of injuries and how to keep the working environment safe for visitors.

 

Cold-related injuries

If you have a team that work outdoors, they should take proper precautions to stay warm and dry. Ensure they take frequent breaks, dress in layers, stay hydrated, and that they never neglect using safety gear.

 

Winter brings with it its own share of workplace risks and hazards. Be sure you have the right insurance in hand to protect your business. Contact the professionals at Lloyd S. Berkett Insurance Agency for quality business insurance. We serve Los Angeles, CA and surrounding cities with reliable coverage.

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