Frostbite Risk and Control Chart

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BENEFITS

Exposure to winter weather conditions, such as low temperatures, snow, wind and ice, can endanger your workers and lead to frostbite, hypothermia and other conditions. So if your workers work outside in the winter or are exposed to winter weather conditions, you should take steps to protect them, including educating them on the impact of various kinds of weather conditions, such as wind chill.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Use this chart to educate workers and supervisors on wind chill, its impact on the risk of getting frostbite and steps to take to avoid developing this condition. Display it in your workplace and give it to all workers and supervisors as part of your cold stress training

OTHER RESOURCES:

WSCC’s Thermal Conditions Code of Practice

Spot the Safety Violation: Dress Properly to Avoid Cold Stress

Cold Stress & the OHS Laws

Cold Exposure Control Plan

Model Cold Stress Policy

Cold Stress Checklist

Cold Stress Handout

Cold Work Warm-up Break Schedule