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Cold Stress, Construction

Anyone working in a cold environment may be at risk for cold stress. This could include an indoor workplace like cold storage or an outdoor job in construction or agriculture. Prolonged exposure to cold and/or freezing temperatures while on the job may cause serious health problems such as trench foot, frostbite and hypothermia. Follow the recommendations in this topic to help prevent and minimize potential cold stress.

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OSHA QuickCard - Protecting Workers from Cold Stress

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OSHA Alert - Working Safely in Cold Weather

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Preventing Cold-Related Illness, Injury, and Death Among Workers

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NIOSH Fast Facts - Protecting Yourself from Cold Stress

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

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