As winter approaches, Maryland businesses and residents need to be aware of some of the potential hazards cold weather can bring so that they can minimize the risk of slip-and-fall accidents. There are several steps that businesses should take to protect their employees, customers and other visitors who will be on the premises.
Before snow and ice arrive, it is a good idea for business owners to check for areas that are leaking and to fix the leaks. This can help prevent freezing water from leaks from building up and causing accidents. It is smart to recheck outdoor areas for leaks after it freezes since ice expands and can form new cracks.