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December 10, 2009

Safety Tip: Prevent Cold-Related Injuries

Here's a collection of cold-weather tips that can help you and your employees avoid injuries this winter:
  • Wear several layers of loose clothing to provide insulation (tight clothes reduce blood circulation)
  • Be aware that some clothing may restrict movement, creating a hazard
  • Wear a hat and protect the ears, face, hands and feet in extremely cold weather
  • Wear waterproof, insulated boots
  • Keep moving when working outside for long periods of time
  • Change out of wet clothing as soon as possible
  • Move into warm locations during work breaks; limit the amount of time outside on extremely cold days
  • Stop working and seek shelter if you feel disoriented or experience tingling or numbness
  • Avoid touching cold metal surfaces with bare skin
  • Monitor your physical condition and that of your coworkers
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