Every year when the temperature goes down – the risk of illnesses, injuries and incidents go up. Whether you work outside, or are only exposed to cold weather conditions on your commute, it’s important to know the risks and safe work practices to protect yourself in cold weather conditions.
Safety Matters: Winter Safety helps workers identify the signs and symptoms related to cold stress and illnesses and explains how they can be treated. It also explains how to prepare a vehicle and drive safely during adverse weather conditions.
Cold Weather Risks
- Symptoms of cold stress
- Signs of hypothermia, frostbite, and trench foot
- Common illnesses
Safe Work Practices
- Tips for staying warm when working outside
- Protective clothing for cold weather
- Vehicle preparation for inclement weather
- Preparing a survival kit
- Safe driving tips
Safety Matters: Winter Safety is one in a series of programs developed and produced by DSS Learning & Development, the award-winning leader in employee workplace safety training.