Dec. 22, 2003: OSHA Offers Tips For Working In Cold Weather
Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures can cause serious health problems such as trench foot, frostbite, and hypothermia.
OSHA's Cold Stress Card provides a reference guide and recommendations to help prevent illnesses and injuries. The laminated fold-up card is free to employers and workers. Tips include:
For free copies of OSHA's Cold Stress Card, visit www.osha.gov.
Publication date: 12/22/2003