Safety Saturday

Working in the Cold

As we head into winter, it’s important to understand the risks of working in low temperatures, as well as how to best be prepared for them. This week’s Safety Saturday reviews working in the cold.

Anyone exposed to cold, freezing temperatures, and high wind speeds while working is at risk for health problems such as trench foot, frostbite, and hypothermia. To prevent these, be sure to dress appropriately and cover as much of yourself as you can while out on site. In addition, be aware of the signs and symptoms of cold-associated health risks and act immediately when you recognize them in yourself or anyone around you.

Until next time, from all of us at the W. L. French Safety Department, stay safe out there.

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