I don’t know about you, but I have noticed many more people out and about as the coronavirus pandemic lingers. In my neighborhood, people are jogging, pushing baby carriages, chasing toddlers, walking dogs and riding bikes. On the surface, it’s good to see people getting exercise, fresh air and even socializing at safe distances. But an increase in foot traffic can create some concerns.
When unexpected spills, tracked-in snow or rain, leaking appliances or other sources lead to floor contamination, your employees’ response can easily be the difference between a slip and fall, prompting a potential injury claim, or it being a non-event.
As temperatures drop and winter takes hold in many parts of the country, now is a good time to prepare for the winter chill and to be reminded of how to stay safe during spells of cold weather.
One winter headache a homeowner doesn’t need – and can take steps to avoid – is an ice dam on the roof. Ice dams can damage walls and ceilings and possibly trap moisture, which could lead to mold, mildew and respiratory problems.
You can take steps to ensure your home is well prepared for winter weather – and that your family doesn’t get any colder than they want to be. Consider these suggestions for your comfort and safety.