The cold weather is settling in at this point, and your employees should all be trained on your safety procedures for the weather. By now you should have implemented cold weather work schedules and are starting to see occasional wind chill temperatures impacting the work flow.
The NWS Wind Chill Temperature (WCT) index uses advances in science, technology, and computer modeling to provide an accurate, understandable, and useful formula for calculating the dangers from winter winds and freezing temperatures.
There are other sneaky winter weather hazards beyond just the wind shill and lower temperatures. These can be especially dangerous if your work has you out on the roads:
- Dense fog
- Sun glare off wet roads or snow/ice on the sides of the road
- Flash freeze or freezing drizzle
- Snow squalls
Keeping your team safe in the cold weather can be challenging. The work all still needs to be done, but the conditions can be dangerous.
- BE SURE that your whole team is aware of the symptoms of cold-related illnesses and injuries.
- BE SURE that your leadership is checking in on your team while they work.
- BE SURE your team has a place to warm up during their shift.