Are people trained for the unexpected?

by on January 20, 2015 · 0 Comment POSTED IN: Workplace Safety Network
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A Colorado television reporter suffered frostbite during spot-news coverage of a cold snap; ironically, he was reporting on the importance of dressing properly for the cold weather if outside for extended periods of time.

Eric Fink of KRDO was outside in negative 10 degrees when he encountered problems with his camera – and took his gloves off in an effort to fix it. That’s when his fingers suffered frostbite. He was treated and released in a local hospital.

Training key: Anonymous sources of the Colorado Springs Independent reported news staff had complained about their lack of training for severe weather, such as extreme cold and storms. In this case, the worker was not properly trained to handle unexpected equipment problems, which are more likely to occur in extreme temperature conditions.

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