The holidays are quickly approaching. While this means festive meals and present giving for some, for employers, this time of year also brings cold weather. Working outdoors in cold environments presents numerous risks for employees, particularly in regards to frostbite and hypothermia. To protect workers from these dangers, here are a few OSHA cold weather safety tips:
First, know when it's too cold. This precise cut-off temperature depends on where you are in the country, the nature of your work, and how long your workers will be exposed to the elements. Next, you must ensure that your employees wear appropriate clothing to protect against the cold.
Finally, train your employees about how to recognize the danger signs for cold-related illnesses and seek shelter if they're in danger.
For more information about cold weather safety in the workplace, contact Vector Solutions today!