NEW Professional Member Special>>> Save $20 and receive a SHRM tote bag
More companies are recognizing the importance of giving employees the time and space they need to navigate personal loss.
Save $20 on a New Professional Membership and receive a FREE Tote bag when you join SHRM today!
Learn to overcome challenges and meet your 2017 goals through competency-based HR education. Available in-person and virtually.
Expand your influence and learn how to become an effective leader. Join us in Phoenix, AZ | OCTOBER 2 - 4, 2017
Companies that must send employees out to work in winter weather can get tips on protecting them at www.osha.gov.
People working outside in snow and ice face many hazards, according to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Shoveling heavy snow might be unaccustomed physical exertion that can bring on back injuries or a heart attack. Spending time inside a vehicle with the engine running to get warm presents the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning. And icy sidewalks can lead to slips, trips and falls.
The Winter Storm page at www.osha.gov lists hazards for employers to be aware of and tips for employees to follow to stay safe. Hazards associated with working in winter storms include:
The page includes guidance on overcoming these hazards and others employees might encounter during harsh winter weather. Employers can learn more about the effects of low temperatures and wind speed on the skin and body and how to treat and protect employees from frostbite and hypothermia. Additional guides offer tips on staying safe at home during winter storms.
You have successfully saved this page as a bookmark.
Please confirm that you want to proceed with deleting bookmark.
You have successfully removed bookmark.
Please log in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Your session has expired. Please log in again before saving bookmarks.
Please purchase a SHRM membership before saving bookmarks.
An error has occurred
Recommended for you
Become a SHRM Member
SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 3,200 companies