Wind Hazards

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: October 27th, 2015


People tend to think of windy conditions as being an annoyance, such as when it blows dust into one’s eyes or throws objects around a yard. But in outdoor work settings, it can be much more than annoying. There have been many cases of workers being injured or killed by objects caught by the wind, or by being thrown off elevated areas while carrying sheets of plywood or other objects.

Weather can affect your safety both on and off the job. Even if you don’t work outside, just getting to and from work in bad weather can be hazardous.

Download latest special report and learn more about Wind Hazards and how to protect workers from getting caught up in a wind gust.