Duck Freezing

Tips for Working in the Extreme Cold

  • Wear appropriate clothing.
    • Wear several layers of clothing. The layers should fit loosely because tight clothing reduces blood circulation and warm blood needs to be circulated to the extremities.
    • When choosing clothing, be aware that some clothing may restrict movement which, in and of itself, may create a hazardous working situation.
  • Make sure to protect the ears, face, hands and feet in extremely cold weather.
    • Boots should be waterproof and insulated.
    • Be sure to wear a hat.
    • The goal should be to expose as little skin as possible to the cold environment.
  • Workers in extreme conditions should take frequent, short breaks in warm, dry shelters to allow their bodies to warm up.
  • Drink warm beverages and eat warm, high-calorie foods.
  • Avoid exhaustion and fatigue because they sap energy, and energy is needed to keep muscles warm.
  • Use the buddy system – work in pairs so that one worker can recognize danger signs.
  • Learn the signs and symptoms of cold-induced illnesses and injuries and what to do to help workers.

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