Five strategies to keep construction sites safe in winter

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Five strategies to keep construction sites safe in winter
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Maxime Ouellet, ing.

Five strategies to keep construction sites safe in winter

Why several layers of planning can help safety leaders stay ahead of old man winter Winter weather brings many risks and construction sites are places where hazards are everywhere. Adding snow, slush, ice, sleet, hail, and all of the other elements winter can bring, increases the potential for workplace accidents. Health and safety professionals working within the construction industry will want to have a plan to mitigate the risks associated with working in winter weather. The difference between having an effective strategy and lacking on can be life and death. Recently an inquest investigated the death of Olivier Bruneau, a worker in Ottawa who was killed by an ice fall. While the death was ruled an accident, Bruneau’s family and his fellow co-workers believe his death could have been prevented. Planning and prevention are key themes that make up five strategies to keep construction sites safe during the winter. […]

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