Hazards of working in the wind

Some jobs already has its own hazards. Add wind to the mix and you have a whole set of new hazards that you need to be aware of.

 

Some generalised wind-related hazards are:

 

  • | Strains and sprains
  • | Being struck by objects blowing around
  • | Accidents related to the reaction of a hardhat being blown off or object caught in the wind
  • | One of the most common hazards are sustaining eye injuries due to particles in the wind
  • | Falling objects
  • | Dropping loads while lifting it in the wind
  • | Vehicle tip-over such as dump trucks

 

 

In our next blog we will be looking at ways to protect against windy conditions when working

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