Protecting Outdoor Workers from Cold Temperatures

With temperatures beginning to drop, here are some helpful tips from OSHA  to help protect yourself and outdoor workers from cold weather:

  • Avoid overworking and exhaustion
  • Drink warm sweet beverages
  • Know symptoms of cold stress
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol
  • Dress appropriately for the weather
  • Eat warm carb filled meals
  • Take breaks indoors

Working in cold weather has its risks, but with proper precautions those risks can be minimized.