Snow removal safety hazards

Description

Range of dangerous situations faced when conducting snow-removing activities such as falling from heights and roofs, frostbite, eye injuries, and other injuries associated with the use of snowblowers and other mechanical equipment.

Alternative labels

snow extraction safety hazards
safety hazards of removing snow
snow removal safety hazard
snow removal safety dangers
safety hazards of snow removal
snow removal safety risks

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Snow removal safety hazards is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Snow-clearing worker: Snow-clearing workers operate trucks and plows to remove snow and ice from public sidewalks, streets and other locations. They also dump salt and sand on the ground to de-ice the concerning locations.

Optional knowledge

Snow removal safety hazards is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Building cleaner: Building cleaners maintain the cleanliness and overall functionality of various types of buildings such as offices, hospitals and public institutions. They perform cleaning duties like sweeping, vacuuming and mopping floors, empty trash and check security systems, locks and windows. Building cleaners check air conditioning systems and notify the appropriate persons in case of malfunctions or problems.

 


 

References

  1. Snow removal safety hazards – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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