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Weekly Safety Meeting – Avoiding Cold Stress Injuries

Weekly Safety Meeting – Avoiding Cold Stress Injuries

Cold stress, or hypothermia, can affect workers not protected against it. When the body cannot maintain its warmth, serious cold-related illnesses and injuries can occur. This may lead to permanent tissue damage or even death. It is natural for your body to try to maintain its core temperature (chest and...

Safety Tip of the Week – Avoiding Cold Stress Injuries

Safety Tip of the Week – Avoiding Cold Stress Injuries

Prolonged exposure to cold and/or freezing temperatures while on the job may cause serious health problems such as trench foot, frostbite and hypothermia. In extreme cases, exposure to cold temperatures can lead to death. Cold-stress Controls: Employees must recognize the early stages of cold stress in themselves and others. The...

Safety Tip of the Week – Cold Stress

Safety Tip of the Week – Cold Stress

Cold stress or hypothermia can affect workers not protected against it. When the body cannot maintain its warmth, serious cold-related illnesses and injuries can occur. This may lead to permanent tissue damage or even death. Cold Stress Controls: Employees must recognize the early stages of cold stress in themselves and...

Safety Tip of the Week – Winter is Coming

Safety Tip of the Week – Winter is Coming

Changing weather is often nature’s way of telling you that winter is on its way. Whether you like it or not, it can happen while you’re on the job. The best you can do is prepare for this phenomenon. After all, when you’re uncomfortable, you’re more at risk of making...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Winter is Coming

Weekly Safety Meeting – Winter is Coming

It’s probably happened to you more than one once. You’re out in the field on a cloudy day when suddenly, cool gusts of wind blow your way. Before long, a biting cold creeps inside your body and you end up shivering on the job. Because you did not expect this...

Safety Tip of the Week – Getting Ready for Winter Work

Safety Tip of the Week – Getting Ready for Winter Work

Working outside in the winter can be a dirty job, but many of us have to do it. Are you ready for winter work? Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures may cause serious health problems such as trench foot, frostbite, and hypothermia. Danger signs include uncontrolled shivering, slurred speech,...

Safety Tip of the Week – Working In Cold Environments

Safety Tip of the Week – Working In Cold Environments

Working In Cold Environments As the weather becomes “frightful” during winter months, construction workers who must brave the outdoor conditions face the occupational hazard of exposure to the cold. You need to be especially mindful of the weather, its effects on the body, and proper prevention techniques. Workers at risk...

Weekly Safety Meeting –  Working In Cold Environments

Weekly Safety Meeting – Working In Cold Environments

 Working In Cold Environments Summer and fall are gone and the winter months are upon us. Even though it’s cold outside we still have to work and get the job done. There are several things we can do to keep warm and prevent cold weather-related accidents. Cold temperatures and increased...

Weekly Safety Meeting – Cold Weather Safety

Weekly Safety Meeting – Cold Weather Safety

Cold Weather Safety Employees who work outdoors during the winter months must deal with the hazard of exposure to the cold. Prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures can result in health problems as serious as trench foot, frostbite, and hypothermia. There are several ways of preventing employee exposure to cold weather...