As winter settles in, the challenge of working in cold conditions becomes a significant consideration in the professional landscape. Cold working environments raise concerns about employee well-being and potential violations of occupational health and safety standards.
But when is it too cold to work? Can employees simply stop working in such weather conditions?
The answer is no. But when the situation becomes too cold at work, employees are entitled to a number of protective measures. Employers are not always aware of their obligations in this regard and often have not conducted the required risk analysis.