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Winter is Here. Is Your Business Protected?: Part 1

Posted On: December 13, 2018 by VGM Insurance in: Employee Health and Safety, General Liability, Human Resources, Risk Mitigation, Workers' Compensation

The calendar says December. That means winter has settled in, and while the season normally batters northern tier states with frigid temperatures and snow, southern states are not always immune from winter’s wrath. In other words, winter weather can cause headaches for business owners no matter where they’re located as they try to keep their properties as safe as possible for employees and customers. Cold temperatures and snow are of particular concern during winter months, each capable of causing injury to people. And, a by-product of cold and snow is the real scourge to humans outside of a hockey rink…ice. Snow and Ice The greatest risks snow and ice pose to your employees and customers are slips, trips, and falls, which can cause serious injuries. Removing snow and ice as soon as possible from parking lots, walkways, porches, patios, steps, and entry ways should be a priority during winter. If your business has its own snow removal equipment, it should

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