Severe Weather Safety in the Workplace

Michigan workers comp lawyer provides safety tips for severe weather safety in the workplace.

We had some significant thunderstorms last week. It seemed like everyday brought a new chance for potentially dangerous weather.

Most people know to take action when at home. This includes listening to the radio and taking shelter in an appropriate room.

Employers don’t always have a plan for severe weather and expect their employees to continue working uninterrupted. Here are some safety tips for severe weather safety in the workplace.

Watch vs. Warnings

The National Weather Service says a “watch” means that  potential exists for the development of severe thunderstorms or tornadoes.  NWS recommends that you go about your normal activities but keep an eye to the sky and an ear to weather radio or local media.

A severe thunderstorm or tornado “warning” means that severe weather is occurring or is imminent.  Action should be taken to ensure safety.

Safety tips

NOAA offers suggestions on what you can do before severe weather strikes. This includes having a  plan.

We encourage employers to take severe weather seriously. Identify a safe location for your employees and make sure everyone knows when it is appropriate to take cover. Simply having a weather radio could save lives.

To speak with one of our Michigan workers comp lawyers, call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation.

Alex Berman is the founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. He’s been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Alex has helped countless people obtain workers comp benefits and never charges a fee to evaluate a case.

Related information:

Injured On The Job: A Guide to Michigan Workers’ Compensation Law (Free Book)

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