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Safety News You Need: Preventing Cold Stress

Dec 04, 2020

As temperatures drop in many parts of the country, workers will face cold-weather-relatedPerson pushing a snowblower hazards and risks. This week’s Safety News You Need highlights ways to help your workers avoid cold stress and recognize the symptoms of cold-related illness and injury.

  • Cold stress can affect workers in several ways. Remind everyone about these ailments and shre information on how you can prevent them. Learn more
  • Moderating work schedules can help reduce cold stress. This approach allows your workers to take breaks and warm up. Use this table to plan work based on cold weather conditions. Read more
  • The hierarchy of controls provides a foundation for mitigating or eliminating workplace hazards, including those created by working in cold temperatures. Learn more
  • Despite being the least preferred option in the hierarchy of controls, PPE plays an important role in protecting workers in cold weather. These eight pieces of equipment are essential for working outdoors in cold temperatures. Read more

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