If recent record-breaking low temperatures and snowfall are any indication, the first two months of 2018 are bound to deliver anything but average winter weather.  As such, it’s essential that businesses and managers alike focus on providing sufficient protection for outdoor forklift operators in such difficult weather conditions.  Just remember, your forklift operators face a unique set of hazards and challenges when preparing your forklift for winter including heavy snowfall, ice accumulation, wet and slippery conditions, sub-zero temperatures and limited visibility.  To prevent weather-related incidents, accidents or injuries, it’s recommended that you take the following steps for preparing your forklift for winter.