Hypothermia, frostbite, and trench foot are the most common types of cold stress. When the body can no longer maintain core temperature, it shivers to compensate for the lost heat.
Cold temperatures, wind, dampness, and cold water are the key factors that increase the risk of cold stress. Wind chill refers to the rate of heat loss resulting from the combined effect of low air temperature and wind.
Planning cold weather work and dressing appropriately are the most important ways to prevent cold stress.
The challenge, the desired result, is for safety to become a personal value to us. Not because we must be compliant, but because it is important, relevant, and non-negotiable to us. Mandated or not, we choose to be safe.”