Jan. 6: Reminder to Work Safely in the Cold

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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.