Cold Stress - Resources

Government Resources

CDC Winter Weather
Information on how to prepare indoors and outdoors for extreme cold.

OSHA Winter Weather: Plan. Equip. Train.External
Preventing slips and falls on snow and ice.

OSHA Cold Stress GuideExternal
Guidance for occupational cold stress.

OSHA Sawmill eTool: Cold StressesExternal
Descriptions of hazards and controls.

National Ag Safety Database (NASD) Outdoor Action Guide to Hypothermia and Cold Weather InjuriesExternal
Traveling in cold weather conditions can be life threatening.

NASD Cold Weather ExposureExternal
Flyer and quiz for learning to recognize the symptoms and to know the results of overexposure to the cold, and take precautions to prevent overexposure.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service Winter Weather Forecast and LinksExternal
Weather outlooks, wind chill chart, and winter weather terms.

NOAA National Weather Service Winter ResourcesExternal

The Windchill Temperature index uses advances in science, technology, and computer modeling to provide an accurate, understandable, and useful formula for calculating the dangers from winter winds and freezing temperatures.

Additional Resources

American National Standards Institute – Ergonomics of the Thermal Environment: Medical Supervision of Individuals Exposed to Extreme Hot or Cold EnvironmentsExternal
This International Standard provides advice to those concerned with the safety of human exposures to extreme hot or cold thermal environments.

Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development: Labor Standards and Safety – Cold StressCdc-pdfExternal
Physical agent data sheets on hypothermia and frostbite.

Page last reviewed: June 6, 2018