Winter weather is harsh on all construction equipment, even the trusty backhoe. Last year, low temperatures and treacherous weather across the nation led to an increase in calls from customers who could not start their machines. In order to avoid damaging the equipment and experiencing downtime, it’s important for contractors to properly prepare their backhoes for the cold months.
Each year, the number of workers killed in off-the-job accidents exceeds the number killed at work by a multiple of more than 10. And as many as 15 million workers are injured off-the-job each year. This means your employees have a greater chance of being injured or killed at home or during leisure activities than while at work.