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Cold Stress

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Cold Stress

Anyone working in a cold environment may be at risk for cold stress. Prolonged exposure to cold and/or freezing temperatures while on the job may cause serious health problems such as trench foot, frostbite and hypothermia. In extreme cases, exposure to cold temperatures can lead to death. Follow the recommendations in this topic to help prevent and minimize potential cold stress.

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Weeklysafety.com exclusive safety meeting topic providing recommendations to help prevent and minimize potential cold stress and how to recognize and provide first aid for common types of cold stress such as hypothermia and frostbite.

OSHA Standards Referenced in this safety topic include:

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