Extreme winter weather can take a devastating toll on communities and businesses, often with deadly and costly consequences. In the past 20 years, winter storms have accounted for nearly $21 billion in damage and 118 deaths.1
Freezing temperatures, snow, ice and freezing rain can create hazardous working conditions and impact your operations. Consider how poor road conditions can limit facility access, threaten workforce safety and disrupt your supply chain. Imagine the impact of water damage to equipment and supplies from frozen pipes that burst.
Proper winter hazard preparation will help protect your employees and assets, and is an essential part of your business resiliency program. Use these tools to help understand winter’s weather risks and be prepared:
Winter safety, facility management and employee resources
Contact your CNA Risk Control representative if you have questions about these tools or need help to prepare your organization for the hazards of winter.
1 NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters (2019). https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/billions/