Tag Archives: winter clean-up

How To Prevent Slipping on Ice This Winter

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Slips, Trips & Falls

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2014 there were 34,860 workplace slip and fall injuries involving ice, sleet or snow that required at least one day away from work to recuperate.  At Society Insurance, the number one loss source for both workers compensation and liability claims are slips and falls.

There are important steps both employees and employers can take to mitigate the risks of walking on ice. (more…)

Clearing Confusion with Snow Removal Contracts

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Business Contracts

Can we all agree that there is actually something comforting about looking out the window on a cold winter’s day and seeing a nice new blanket of snow on the ground?  Particularly if that snow is no longer on the sidewalks, parking lots, or road ways?

If you are a business owner and you share this sentiment, you have probably long ago thought through what is required for your business to attend to the needs of clearing your adjacent sidewalks and parking lots. You have done this to provide safe access to your building for your customers and employees.

If your solution to this matter has included hiring a snow removal contractor, you’ve probably executed some sort of agreement for this service. This agreement likely has included the level of service they will provide and how much it will cost. But, did the agreement also include language that makes it clear who will be responsible for an accident on the sidewalk or in the parking lot while the snow is being removed or after it has been removed? (more…)