Safety Alert: Cold Stress Related Injuries

Kerry Clines

January 18, 2018

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Cold Stress Related Injuries Safety Alert. Cold stress occurs when the body can no longer maintain a normal temperature and can result in very serious cold-related illnesses and injuries, permanent tissue damage, or even death. Those working in cold environments — with low temperatures, high wind speed, humidity, and/or contact with cold water or surfaces — are particularly susceptible to cold stress.

Types of Cold Stress Injuries

MSHA offers the following Best Practices to help prevent this type of injury:

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