The holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean you’ve seen the last of the winter weather. From West Valley City, to the mountains of wild Utah, snow is still a big possibility, as is hail, rain and intense fog. It’s easy to escape the harsh weather if you have the day off or work in an office, but what about those who work in construction?
For the brave souls who are out constructing our overpasses, fixing our roads and building our houses in cold temperatures, it is important to make sure they stay safe while doing so. Avoid suffering from a personal injury due to a slip and fall this winter season by following these important safety tips.
This is where the superintendent plays a huge role. They are in charge of making sure the construction team knows how to properly work under these conditions. It’s important for safety procedures to be implemented to avoid personal injury at the workplace and avoid a consultation with an attorney.
One of the most important things to do is to layer up and stay warm. Wear appropriate clothing to avoid suffering from cold stress. This includes wearing gloves to protect your hands from frostbite, a thick jacket to keep out the intense cold and work boots to protect your feet from hazardous materials and water.
Workers should also be advised to keep an emergency kit handy in case an injury occurs. If you have been injured while at work, contact your lawyer to see what kind of compensation you can receive.
Remove Snow and Ice from Work Areas
It is important to keep any work areas clear of snow and ice. This will help keep the equipment, project and the workers safe. Use a shovel to get rid of snow and salt to melt the ice; after all, you don’t want to be slipping around the construction site.
Make sure to contact our attorney team here at Robert J. DeBry and Associates if you or a co-worker have been injured while on the job.