The weather is about to take that nasty turn toward ice and snow. With winter weather comes many potential hazards, especially in the workplace. From slips and falls to exposure to biting wind chill temperatures, there are all kinds of ways to get injured in the workplace at this time of year. Be aware, and you can save yourself and your co-workers a lot of hardship this season.
Employees that can expect to deal with it should be trained to recognize the effects of various forms of cold stress. They should have resources available to provide basic first aid until medical assistance arrives. Workers should also know how to calculate wind chill and be able to determine whether conditions are safe.
OSHA requires employers to provide necessary protection from recognized hazards, including winter weather conditions. If you are injured at work this winter due to a slip and fall or exposure to low temperatures, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. If that's the case, you need an attorney that specialized in workers' compensation cases. Dugan & Associates provide decades of legal expertise. If you have questions, contact us for a free consultation.