The 2014 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index found that the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses in 2012 amounted to nearly $60 billion in direct U.S. workers’ compensation costs. That’s right: $60 billion in direct costs to U.S. businesses.
Temperatures are plummeting across the country, some going as low as 40 below zero with wind chills. Even residents in states such as Florida and Georgia who normally don’t experience extreme cold are feeling winter’s bite.
Regardless of where you live, most of us likely will be exposed to severe winter weather at some point in our lives. Here are some sobering facts about cold weather’s impact on us: