Accommodating cold temperature restrictions
Much hotter summers and cold winters are not uncommon.For each season, we have road trips perfect for the time of year!Snow, wind, and rain are common throughout the state during corresponding seasons, and the continental climate (on occasion) produces varying temperature change.Generally the summers are quite warm, the winters are mild, and the humidity is on the moderate side.There’s no law for minimum or maximum working temperatures, eg when it’s too cold or too hot to work.However, guidance suggests a minimum of 16ºC or 13ºC if employees are doing physical work.
Annual precipitation amounts range from 30 - 40 inches in the east, while drier conditions are common in the west.
Although the law doesn't state a minimum temperature, the temperature in workrooms should normally be at least 16 degrees Celsius, or 13 degrees Celsius if a lot of the work is physical.
Although, these temperatures are not a legal requirement; the employer has a duty to determine what reasonable comfort will be in the particular circumstances.
If you require further information regarding health and safety please visit the HSE website.
The temperature in an indoor workplace is covered by the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, which place a legal obligation on employers to provide a 'reasonable' temperature in the workplace.
The reasonable level will depend on the nature of the workplace such as a bakery, an office, or a warehouse.