Severe Weather Awareness Week (2017)

Are you prepared for severe weather during work hours?

The Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness (MCSWA) has designated April 16, 2017 to April 22, 2017 as severe weather awareness week.

Severe weather in Michigan was responsible for 2 deaths last year. Flooding, severe thunderstorms, and tornadoes also caused about $160 million in damages.

Warmer spring air means conditions are ripe for potentially dangerous weather. Most small businesses do not have a plan for severe weather. Unless the roof is collapsing, employees are expected to work uninterrupted. Profits should never come before safety!

Just having a weather radio and fresh batteries can save lives. Employees should be trained when to stop work and take shelter. Regular drills should also be conducted. Check out MCSWA’s toolkit for more suggestions and ideas.

Danger is also present after weather passes through. Look out for falling tree limbs and downed power lines.

Weather forecasting has made tremendous steps and there is no excuse for not paying attention. Download a weather app and set it for severe weather notifications. Keep your eye to the sky and stay safe!

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Related information:

Injured On The Job: A Guide to Michigan Workers’ Compensation Law

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