The recent extreme weather prompted OSHA to send out a reminder to workers, employers and the general public of the potential dangers associated with snow and ice removal from construction sites, commercial parking lots and other workplaces.
"Cleaning up after a storm encompasses a variety of tasks, each of which can carry risks if performed incorrectly or without proper safeguards," said OSHA regional administrator Cindy Coe in a press release. "We want people to know what those risks are and what steps they can take to protect themselves against these hazards."
According to the EEOC, workers and employers should be aware of the following hazards common to cleanup work after storms...
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