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What are the dangers of working in the rain?

During the fall months, you can rest assured that quite a bit of rain will fall throughout the state of Nebraska. While you may be familiar with working in wet conditions, it doesn’t mean you can be any less cautious.

Many people work outdoors every day of the week, even during the fall and winter months. For instance, if you’re in the construction industry, this may be something you’re used to.

Unfortunately, there are many dangers associated with working in the rain. These include but are not limited to the following:

These are just a few of the many dangers of working in the rain. If you’re concerned about the impact the weather could have on your job, don’t hesitate to learn more about what you can do from a safety and productivity standpoint.

If you suffer an on-the-job injury, maybe because of heavy rain, report the accident to your employer, receive medical treatment, and then learn more about the workers’ compensation system.

Source: Safety and Health, “Working in the rain,” accessed Oct. 25, 2017