My northern friends are telling me it’s that time of year again, leaves are pretty much off the trees and snow is starting to be in the forecast. Being a Floridian, I leave it to Barry Eagle at For Construction Pros to pass along job site winterization tips.
There are many safety hazards in the construction industry, no matter the time of year. Winter on a construction site comes with a whole host of hazards – from slips and trips, to frozen fingers and damaged equipment – cold temperatures require specific countermeasures to ensure a safe and productive site during the winter months.
Taking basic precautions and improving education on winter safety dangers can greatly reduce the risk of workers becoming ill, getting injured, or worse, dying.
Check out more on these Five Winter Construction Site Safety Tips:
1. Winter checks and inspections
2. Removing snow and ice
3. Preventing workers from slipping on icy surfaces
4. Keep worker exposure to freezing temperatures to a minimum
5. Personal protection equipment in cold weather
Be sure to stay up-to-date with all things safety related on Command Alkon’s Safety of Things Resource Hub.