The Department of Labor on Staying Safe in Winter Weather

The DOL reminds us that January's frigid temperatures are sweeping across much of the nation, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is on the case. Outdoor workers engaged in activities during extreme cold are at risk of trench foot, frostbite, hypothermia and other illnesses.

OSHA has life-saving information available online for employers and workers. If you're involved in emergency response after severe winter weather or everyday work happening outdoors, OSHA has information for you. Check out these resources:

Learn About Emergency Preparedness and Response to Cold
Tips to Protect Workers in Cold Environments
Read the OSHA "Quick Card"

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