Snow and Ice Removal Safety

Course Description:

Whether your job duties involve snow and ice removal tasks during the winter months or you are clearing snow and ice around your own home, you need to work safely to prevent accidents, injuries, and cold-related illness. There are quite a few potential hazards involved in snow and ice removal-some you may already know about and others that you may not have been aware of. This training session will cover the hazards and the steps you need to take to prevent injuries and cold-related illness when clearing ice and snow outdoors during the winter months.
Course Duration: 24 minutes

Why “Snow and Ice Removal Safety” Matters:

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize snow and ice removal hazards.
  • Recall how to inspect and use snow and ice removal equipment properly.
  • Identify the factors that may contribute to slips, trips, and falls.
  • Explain how to safely shovel and lift snow and remove snow from roofs.
  • Recall how you can prevent cold-related illness.

Key Points:

  • Snow and ice removal operation can be hazardous unless you take proper precautions to protect your safety and health.
  • Operate all equipment safely as you have been trained to do and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Shovel and lift safely, and be extra careful when removing snow from roofs.
  • Dress warmly and watch for signs of cold-related illness and fatigue.
  • Do not use drugs or alcohol on the job or before coming to work.

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