A quarter of all businesses that were affected by a major disaster never reopen, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Small businesses especially are vulnerable to disasters since they have fewer funds and personnel to restart operations and recover losses.
No standard exists for determining when ice accumulation is severe enough that it will endanger workers. In most cases, managers and supervisors must use their own judgment to alter work practices based on changes in weather conditions.
There are four steps an EHS manager can take to help maintain a safe work environment this season, regardless of the size or industry. Click through the slideshow to view the winter safety tips.