Beware winter is here, and in Kansas City, temperatures can range between mild and bitterly cold. If you are a part of the workforce that serves in the manufacturing, production, material moving or transportation industries, you might want to take timely precautions to prevent injuries that might spoil the upcoming holidays and festivities. The most common safety and health threats at this time of the year are vehicle accidents, slips and trips that lead to falls, and illnesses such as colds and flu.
Along with slushy or ice-covered walkways, the cold weather can reduce the blood circulation to your feet, and the limited sensation in your toes might jeopardize your ability to maintain balance. Furthermore, decreased focus levels can result from fewer daylight hours along with the energy-zapping cold temperatures.