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, your company should have a cold stress policy.
How to Use the Tool
Adapt this model cold stress policy for your company’s OHS program, its operations and the OHS law in your jurisdiction, which may have specific cold stress requirements. Make sure that all workers, supervisors and JHSC members are trained on it.
- Cold Stress & the OHS Laws
- Cold Exposure Control Plan
- Cold Stress Handout
- Video on Working Safely in Cold Weather (Not a subscriber to SafetySmart? Sign up for a free trial.)