Winter Weather Alert!

As we all know February is notorious for bitterly cold weather. Even though there are no particular OSHA standards that cover working in cold weather, employers have a responsibility for providing a safe working environment for their employees. Ice, Snow and cold weather can cause serious harm to employees. Here are a couple of tips for creating a safer working environment in the colder times of the year:

  • Train employees to recognize the symptoms of cold stress and how to prevent cold stress injuries and illnesses.

  • How to select proper clothing for cold, wet, and windy conditions.

  • Providing warming areas for use during breaks.

  • Schedule outside work during the warmest part of the day

  • Providing warm liquids to workers.

  • Monitoring the weather conditions during a winter storm and providing a reliable means of communication with workers.

  • To help prevent slips, trips, and falls, employers should ensure the parking lot is cleared from snow and ice.

  • Be familiar with your local weather station and broadcasts. They will alert you before a winter storm hits.

Don’t fall victim to winter storms. If you need any assistance with preparing for cold weather STEP would be happy to help. Contact us at (270) 753- 6529 to assist in your needs today.

10 views0 comments

Copyright © 2020 Safety Training

& Environmental Protection, LLC                     
P.O. Box 1402 Murray, KY 42071   Phone: (270) 753-6529 

Copyright © 2020 Safety Training & Environmental Protection, LLC

P.O. Box 1402 Murray, KY 42071
Phone: (270) 753-6529