- 4 Ways to Prevent Roof Collapse This Winter
- 3 Key Elements of Safe Winter Driving
- Walk Safely on Ice (Like a Penguin)
- It’s Cold Outside: Dress to Protect
- Recognize Dangerous Warning Signs of Frostbite and Hypothermia
- Protect Your Business from Winter Slips & Falls
- Prepare for Hazardous Winter Travel
- Don’t Let Ice Freeze Your Business
- Tips for Driving in a Winter Storm
- 10 Tips for Winter Travel
- Salting Winter Sidewalks
- Snowblower Safety: Tips to Keep You Safe When Dealing with Snow
- 9 Snow Shoveling Safety Tips
- How To Prevent Slipping on Ice This Winter
- 7 Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes in an Arctic Blast
- Stay Warm While Working in the Cold
- Prevent Common Winter Losses with Early-Season Maintenance
Working in freezing environments adds an extra layer of danger to any task. Feeling begins to dull, objects are prone to breakage, and ice causes slippery conditions and an unforgiving surface if one should fall. On top of these potential traumas, workers are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia, each with serious or long-lasting consequences.
Protecting Employees from Extreme Cold
Exposure to extremely cold temperatures can occur inside, such as in freezers and coolers or from low-temperature liquids and gases, as well as outside. Whether you own a contracting business, restaurant, grocery store or bar where these conditions exist, protecting your workers from overexposure is of tremendous importance.
Read “It’s Cold Outside: Dress to Protect” for more information on how to stay safe in harsh and frigid weather conditions.
7 Safety Tips to Keep Warm While Working in the Cold
- Wear layers of loose, dry clothing.
- Ensure hands, feet, faces and heads are always covered.
- Move constantly to maintain warmth.
- Take regular breaks in heated areas.
- Work during the warmest part of the day when outdoors.
- Recognize signs and symptoms of cold-related illnesses as well as what should be done to treat them.
- Be wary of fatigue, as energy is needed to keep muscles warm. Encourage workers to eat high-calorie food and consume warm drinks to stay fueled.
Guard your employees and your business from a host of hazards related to working in the cold by reading “Recognize Dangerous Warning Signs of Frostbite and Hypothermia.” Get in touch with your local independent Society agent to learn more about how Society can help your business with customized details that provide meaningful protection.