The Deep Freeze: Limiting Liabilities for Cold Weather Hazards

Liability Cold Weather

The New Year has brought some immediate challenges with the severe weather that has set cold weather temperature records in many locations. These extreme temperatures, together with the accumulations of snow and ice, have created hazards in many workplaces. This article deals with identifying these hazards and outlining response actions that employers should consider taking to address these potential liabilities under OSHA and worker’s compensation. Please feel free to circulate this article in your organization and to use it in your publications and training.

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