pdf Preventing Cold Stress

What's in the Quick Card?

Cold temperatures and increased wind speed (wind chill) causes heat to leave the body more quickly, putting workers at risk of cold stress. Anyone working in the cold may be at risk, e.g., workers in freezers, outdoor agriculture and construction. This small and easy to read quick card could help prevent unwanted cold injuries on the job.

As a bonus, this quick card includes information on:

  • Common Types of Cold Stress
  • Risk Factors
  • Prevention Tecniques
  • How to Protect Yourself and Others
  • What to Do When a Worker Suffers from Cold Stress