Tag Archives: cold weather

Recognize Dangerous Warning Signs of Frostbite and Hypothermia

This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series Winter Defense

Last week, I provided recommendations on how to dress to stay protected from the bitter elements. In part two of this four-week Winter Defense series, I identify the dangerous warning signs to watch for when exposed to cold temperatures.

Frostbite and hypothermia are the most common hazards for those working or playing in cold weather conditions. These risks can be dangerous, and even deadly. Knowing the symptoms and how to treat them can keep problems that do occur from becoming a disaster. (more…)

It’s Cold Outside: Dress to Protect

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series Winter Defense

The harsh weather conditions in January — cold winds, snow and ice — are a regular reminder that winter is here for a while in the Midwest. Over the next four weeks, I will share the best ways to protect your business, employees and customers in a four-part Winter Defense series.

Work doesn’t stop just because it’s cold outside. Many will still be working outside throughout the winter, and protection against winter hazards such as frostbite and hypothermia is crucial. (more…)