Essential Winter Workplace Safety Tips  To Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls

According to the National Safety Council, in 2019, slips, trips, and falls accounted for both the second-highest rate of nonfatal workplace injuries that required days away from work and cause of death within the workplace.

Monitor Emerging Threats 

It is vital to avoid all potential threats that could impact your people and locations. To solve this problem, companies are turning to specialty threat monitoring solutions, like Alert Media’s. This system pulls threat data from hundreds of sources worldwide, and they constantly update the global database of threats against your employees’ real-time locations. 

­­­­Train Employees About Cold Stress

Cold stress is a condition where the body is unable to warm itself. The condition may lead to serious cold-related illnesses and injuries. The three types of cold stress are trench foot, frostbite, and hypothermia.

 To prevent workplace injuries for those employees working's in the elements should train their employees about cold stress.

Three Types of Hazard

Promote Safe Winter Driving

Transportation incidents were the leading cause of fatal workplace accidents in 2019. Many people were injured or died in transportation incidents. Companies may not control road conditions, but they can pervert workplace accidents by preparing their employees to drive safely in dangerous winter weather conditions.  

  • Ensure employees are properly licensed for all the vehicles they may operate.  
  • Plan for extra drivers if employees visit multiple worksites in a day, so they are not tempted to drive faster than is necessary. 
  • Train employees to acknowledge the hazards of winter weather driving and practice stopping vehicles skidding on ice in a controlled environment. 

Prepare for Slips, Trips, and Falls

  • First, always clear snow and ice from walking surfaces and Ice Melt after snowfall or winter storms.  
  • Also, train employees to wear boots, take short steps, and walk at a slower pace to react quickly to changes in ground traction. 
  • To prevent workplace accidents that lead to injury, companies must call off work in dangerous winter conditions and follow best practices set forth by official agencies that are designed to keep employees safe

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