June 11-17, 2012 is Lightning Safety Week. According to Environment Canada, lightning flashes occur in Canada about 2.34 million times a year, including about once every three seconds during the summer. And each year in Canada, lightning strikes kill up to 10 people and seriously injure up to 164. So if your workers are at risk of exposure to lightning, it’s important that you take steps to educate them on and protect them from this hazard.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Tailor this handout to comply with your company’s OHS program and the circumstances of your work. Give it to all workers who may be exposed to lightning on the job, such as those who work outside.