|Winter Weather Safety|
When the weather outside is dreadful, make sure your employees who work outdoors are protected against the elements.
Cold weather poses the direct risks of frostbite and hypothermia. Additionally, cold temperatures exacerbate existing physical conditions such as arthritis, respiratory problems and even hearing loss.
Most people become aware of the symptoms of frostbite — tingling, stinging and numbness — before damage becomes severe. Hypothermia poses a more subtle, but serious, threat… [345 word article, December 2010]