How Construction Workers Can Stay Safe This Winter

There is no denying that the  construction industry is a dangerous one. Since most of the work is done outside, winter weather in the Tri-State Area only complicates things even more. Below are some tips that can keep construction workers out of harm’s way.

  •  Educate employees about the symptoms of illnesses that can be caused by cold weather. Seek medical attention, if necessary.
  • Construction workers should do their best to work in pairs. Having another set of eyes looking out for your health and safety can only help.
  • It is important to dress appropriately for the task at hand. For particularly cold days, warm clothing should be worn.
  • Make sure that the construction site itself is safe. Snow and ice should be cleared before working on a construction site for safety purposes.

We represent carpenters, roofers, excavators, electricians, pavers, landscapers, heavy equipment operators, and drivers who have been seriously injured at construction sites. In many cases, the victim suffers severe or permanent injuries to the head or spinal cord, or the loss of a limb. Construction site injuries can also be fatal. For advice about your options in the aftermath of a worksite accident, contact Levine & Wiss.

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