Cold stress is the loss of body heat to the environment. Low temperature, wind, and wetness have a combined effect on the body to create cold stress, injuries, and illness. Cold-related disorders such as hypothermia and frostbite can kill or injure workers. Employers and employees should be aware of cold stress hazards, cold-related disorders and how to treat and prevent them. Ideal learners are employees who may be exposed to cold temperatures.
Recognize extreme cold; Identify the sources of heat loss; Explain what may happen when you are exposed to cold; Identify symptoms and treatments for hypothermia, frostbite and trench foot; Identify factors that contribute to cold stress; Use precautionary guidelines to prevent cold stress
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