Tag Archives: cold weather

Stay Warm While Working in the Cold

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Winter Defense

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.

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Recognize Dangerous Warning Signs of Frostbite and Hypothermia

This entry is part 3 of 15 in the series Winter Defense
Last week, I provided recommendations on how to dress to stay protected from the bitter elements. In this blog, 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 15 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…)