Despite some bouts of downright balmy weather this fall, cold temperatures are settling in across many parts of the country. If you haven’t had “that conversation” with employees about working safely in the cold, it’s time.
Prolonged exposure to cold or freezing temperatures can cause serious health problems. Danger signs include uncontrolled shivering, slurred speech, fatigue, and confused behavior. Train employees to call for help if they observe these signs. Other steps you can take to protect workers from cold-induced illnesses and injuries include the following: