Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winter Weather

The closure of businesses and offices and the cancellation and postponement of sporting and other events due to winter weather can lead to lost revenue and an overall decrease in productivity. Even if businesses remain open, they may lose revenue if customers are unable to travel due to poor road conditions or employees cannot get to the office. While a loss of power and heat automatically prevents most businesses and offices from operating, the most cited reason for closure of businesses and cancellation of events was poor driving conditions. Get some help in planning for and getting through winter weather disruptions.

Here’s a winter checklist you can use to help you minimize damage from winter hazards. (Item #1) Make sure you have your business continuity plan updated to cover winter hazards. (Item #2) Sick workers can affect your productivity and your profitability; take some steps to help keep your employees well. (Item #3)

Last month, Michigan’s governor declared Winter Hazards Awareness Week; you, too, can benefit from Michigan’s foresight. (Item #4) Ice and rain can cause winter accidents; make your workplace safer with the tips in this article. (Item #5) If you’re preparing a talk for employees on winter safety, this item might be helpful. (Item #6)

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