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3 Winter Weather Tips for Business Owners

With cold weather comes challenges for business owners and employees alike. Throughout the winter months, business owners should be sure to focus on the safety of their assets, including their employees.

Here are 3 winter weather tips to keep in mind this season!

1. Evaluate your winter risks

A great way to be prepared for winter is to evaluate risks related to your organization's assets. Your building(s), for example, should be reviewed to prevent potential structural damage, electrical fires, burst pipes, and power outages. You will also want to be sure that employees are safe within your office by clearing paths and parking areas of snow, ensuring proper heating, and preventing slip and fall risks.

2. Be prepared

Snow and ice can bring about unsafe travel. Have a backup plan in case a day at the office is not possible, and make sure that employees are aware of company policies related to inclement weather and safety. Appoint several team members to maintain responsibility for sending regular updates as well, and remind all employees to check the designated communication channels frequently.

3. Check your insurance coverage

In the case that a winter threat damages your business or forces your business to close, good insurance coverage can be critical. Check to ensure that you are adequately protected.

While you can't control the weather, you can control how you prepare for a winter disaster. From risk management to assistance with compliance, the human resources outsourcing (HRO) professionals at SynchronyHR want to help you protect your business and employees.

Get in touch with us today to learn more.


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