What To Know About Keeping Your HVAC Workers Safe and Healthy

As the owner of an HVAC-related business, you understand that your employees are essential workers. Providing functional cooling, heating, and ventilation to structures is a necessity for organizations and private citizens alike. You understand that HVAC-related work poses a number of hazards that can lead to injury and illness for your employees. You understand that responsible risk management includes not only having insurance products but doing what you can to identify issues that can result in HVAC contractor injuries.

Understanding Potential Injuries

People who work on installing, removing, and maintaining HVAC systems find themselves in environments that increase their risk of several injuries and ailments:

  • Muscle and lower back strain
  • Shoulder rotator cuff
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Trigger finger
  • Elbow-related epicondylitis

Repeated motions, enclosed workspaces, exposure to chemicals and electrical hazards, trips and falls, and weather exposure are some of the workplace conditions that can lead to health issues and injuries for your employees. It’s important to be proactive through active training, developing safety plans, and providing adequate personal protective equipment.

Covering Your Workers

It’s important to protect your workers and your business through insurance products that address the way you do business. Look for an insurance carrier that offers customizable, flexible coverages that protect your business interests. You have an obligation to your employees, your business partners, and your clients to make sure you’re covered.