Safety Tip of the Week

OSHA’s winter safety checklist:

-Know the symptoms of cold stress (dehydration, hypothermia and frost bite) and how to monitor it

-Always dress appropriately for the cold (while still passing regulation standards)

-Stay dry in the cold because moisture or dampness, e.g. from sweating, can increase the rate of heat loss from the body

-Keep extra clothing (including underwear) handy in case your clothing gets wet

-Drink warm, sweetened fluids (no alcohol)

-Use proper controls, safe work practices and personal protective equipment (PPE)