Winter weather creates a possibility of Cold Stress. This occurs when the body is unable to warm itself. Four things contribute to Cold Stress:
A cold environment forces the body to work harder to maintain its temperature. Cold air, water and snow all draw heat away from the body. While below freezing conditions and inadequate protection can bring about cold stress, problems can also occur with much higher temperatures when the wind velocity is high. Wet conditions can also increase the hazards of cold temperatures beyond the actual thermometer reading.
Ways to protect against Winter Weather if working outside
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