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Weather Related Safety

HEAT & COLD STRESS

 

Working in extreme temperatures (hot or cold) can overwhelm the body's internal temperature control system, especially when not acclimated to working in such an environment. When the body is unable to cool or warm itself, heat or cold-related stress may result. This can lead to adverse health effects that widely range in severity from discomfort to even death. It is important to be aware of your environment and your body in order to avoid adverse effects from extreme temperatures.

Heat Stress Information

Heat Stress Prevention Planning and Guidance Materials for Supervisors

OSHA Quick Card: Heat Stress

Cold Stress Guide

OSHA Quick Card: Cold Stress