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