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NIOSH Fast Facts: Protecting Yourself from Cold Stress

April 2010
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2010-115
cover of 2010-115

Workers who are exposed to extreme cold or work in cold environments may be at risk of cold stress. Extremely cold or wet weather is a dangerous situation that can cause occupational illness and injuries such as hypothermia, frostbite, trench foot, and chilblains.