The effects of cold stress on workers’ health and lives are a concern in cold environments. Employers are required by Section 5(a)(1) of the OSHA to protect their workers from known risks like cold stress, which can cause serious physical harm or death at work. Rapidly falling skin temperature causes cold stress, which eventually affects a person’s internal body temperature (core temperature). This could result in tissue damage, serious health issues, and even death.
This program will raise awareness of the risks associated with chilly environments among businesses and the workforce. While employees learn how to keep themselves safe in such situations, the employers will make arrangements for appropriate equipment and other facilities for their protection.
training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for general industry.
training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for construction sector.
HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA guidelines.
This course is appropriate for snow cleanup crews, sanitation workers, police officers, recovery
personnel like firefighters, and emergency medical technicians and emergency responders.
Students will learn the following after completing this training:
Overview of Cold Stress
Hypothermia, Frostbite & Trench Foot
Winter Driving Safety
Safe Distance Policy
Braking & Traction
Modules are used to arrange each course. A quiz is included in each module to allow the student
to gauge their level of understanding of the material. The moment students submit their quiz answers, they get quick feedback. Results of the quiz are not kept on file, and it can be taken more than once.
The Cold Stress Course must be completed within six months of the student’s enrollment date.
Their account expires after six months and must be renewed in order to repurchase the course.