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Cold Stress

Cold stress is a common hazard in emergency response activities such as natural disasters. Workers in this line of work may be required to work in cold environments for extended periods. The following frequently asked questions will help employees facing a hazardous situation be aware of what cold stress is, how it may affect their health and safety, and how it can be prevented.

Learning objectives:
(1) Identify the hazards that can result from working in cold environments including physical signs, symptoms, and treatments.
(2) Identify ways to protect against cold stresses including observing environmental protections, undertaking other preparations and practices, and dressing appropriately.

Course length: 15 Minutes