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Recognizing HypothermiaIt is that time again! Do you know the warnings signs of hypothermia? Adults: shivering, exhaustion confusion, fumbling hands memory loss, slurred speech drowsiness Infants: bright red, cold skin very low energy Learn more about Hypothermia at the CDC See Winter Warmers Read: Did you know hypothermia can start at 50?F?, Hypothermia, Play it Safe Outdoors
As the snow starts falling and the temperatures drop, it's important to keep cold stress prevention top-of-mind for workers. Did you know that hypothermia can occur at temperatures of 50°F and below? Did you know that alcohol, coffee, tea and tobacco all cause heat loss? Or that mittens warm more effectively than gloves? Learn more: ? Frostbite ? CDC's Tip: How to...
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Cold InjuriesWe talked about the cold Winter already settling in on us yesterday in our It’s Cold! post. What happens if you didn't follow those Winter Safety Tips and find yourself suffering? Learn about Frostbite & Hypothermia How to Avoid Frostbite Winter Weather: Frostbite Do You Know the Signs of Hypothermia? Recognizing Hypothermia Don't forget Cold Stress & Cold Weather Safety, too!
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It's Cold!The weather outside is frightening... well that may be a jolly holiday jingle, but it spells danger, too! Even here is Sunny Southern California, temperatures are dropping to freezing levels, a sever winter is anticipated, and nationwide, we all need to be ready for winter safety. Remember to follow Winter Safety Tips including considering Warmth and Winter Fire Safety. Some great resources for Winter Safety...
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HypothermiaWe've talked a lot about Frostbite, Winter Warmers, and Winter Safety - now learn about Hypothermia: When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Low body temperature may make you unable to think clearly or move well. You may not know you have hypothermia. If your temperature is below 95°, the...