Dec. 8: Reminder to Have a Plan for Working Safely in the Cold
WorkSafeBC reminded employers and workers to be prepared and have a plan in place to manage the risks associated with working outside in below zero temperatures. From 2011 to 2016 so far, 72 workers in BC were injured—one fatally—from exposure to cold. Cold-related injuries include frostbite, hypothermia and trench foot. Hypothermia can take hold of a worker gradually and, if untreated, lead to death.