Bitter cold weather has been prevalent across this country this winter, causing problems for workers who spend their days outside. TCIA wants you to take precautions against cold-related health problems.
How to Protect Yourself
Don’t forget - Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures may cause frostbite and hypothermia. In extreme cases, exposure can be deadly! Extreme danger signs include signs include uncontrolled shivering, slurred speech, clumsy movements, fatigue and confused behavior. If these signs are observed, call for emergency help.
*The original version of this article ran in the TreeWorker in December 2009.