Seasonal safety: Winter


Stay warm when working in the cold

Extremely cold weather can be dangerous for outdoor workers and those who work in an area that is poorly insulated or without a heat source. Two dangerous health risks associated with cold weather are hypothermia and frostbite.
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Campaign focuses on winter home fires

Emmitsburg, MD – Home fires occur most often during the winter, and the National Fire Protection Association and U.S. Fire Administration are educating the public on fire prevention.
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Avoid cold stress

As winter approaches, one thing outdoor workers should know about is the “cold stress equation.” According to OSHA, low temperatures plus wind speed and wetness equals injuries and illnesses.
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Working in a cold environment

Workers who are exposed to extreme cold may be at risk of cold stress. Hypothermia, frostbite, trench foot and chilblain are all examples of illnesses that can be caused by extremely cold or wet weather whenever temperatures drop.
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NFPA offers winter fire tips

Quincy, MA – December, January and February are the top months for home fire deaths, according to the National Fire Protection Association. NFPA recently issued 10 suggestions to help ensure that households across the country remain safe during those months.
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