Jan. 6: Reminder to Work Safely in the Cold


The WCB reminded outside workers to protect from themselves from cold stress during the extreme winter weather. It recommends that working Islanders take the following precautions:

  • Dress for the weather.
  • Pace yourself during physically demanding work.
  • Set up shelters to block wind where possible.
  • Schedule work to be done on warmer days if possible.
  • Take breaks in heated buildings.
  • Drink plenty of warm fluids.
  • Cover metal handles and bars with insulating materials.
  • Monitor the temperature and wind and adjust work and breaks accordingly.