Comment: Working outside in cold weather without proper protection can be extremely hazardous to your health and could potentially be fatal. Drivers should always check for the weather conditions along the routes that they will be travelling for the day. Weather conditons can change quickly and lack of preparation
can lead to a diaster. So plan for the worst and let's get through these next few months without any injuries. Wear the proper clothing when outside and use good judgment in accordance with the conditions that you are exposed. If assistance is required call your supervisor or safety immediately.
General: As we begin the transition from fall to winter, it is time to review some cold weather safety tips. Even if your job does not involve working outside in low temperatures, this information will be of help if you have to endure cold weather temperatures.
1. True or false? You cannot die from hypothermia!
The answer is false.
Moderate to severe symptoms associated with hypothermia include:
2. What steps should you take if you think a person is suffering from hypothermia?
3. What is frostbite?
4. How should frostbite be treated?
5. What are some general tips for staying safe in cold conditions?
Summary: Use common sense. Working outside in cold temperatures can be a serious safety hazard. Don’t ignore symptoms that may indicate medical assistance when necessary. Call your supervisor or safety in the event that you need medical treatment.