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OSHA Snow Removal Pocket Guide

Snow removal operations can result in serious injuries or fatalities — particularly while removing ice or snow from rooftops and other building structures such as decks. Understanding these serious hazards, OSHA has released a new pamphlet for employers and workers involved in snow and ice removal activities.

Risks of Working in the Cold

Workers in cold weather can be exposed to serious health problems such as hypothermia, frostbite and trench foot. In certain instances, workers exposed to severe weather without personal protection equipment can also suffer shock that could lead to death.