On-Site Magazine

Surviving the cold

By Work Safe NB   

Construction Skills Development

Working outside during winter can be a chilling experience. For
workers, cold weather can be a serious hazard. Construction, trucking,
farming and logging are examples of occupations where the potential
for hypothermia and frostbite exists. There are also safety problems
associated with working in cold environments – ice, snow, burns from
contact with cold metal, slowed reaction time and snow blindness.

For more on working safely outside during the winter, download the Surviving the Cold pdf here: www.worksafenb.ca/docs/cold.pdf


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