Combat Cold Stress Injuries and Illnesses Welding in Winter Weather

Nov 18, 2021 • PPE
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Extreme cold weather is a dangerous situation that can bring on health emergencies and welders working in cold environments are no exception to this. All workers who are exposed to extreme cold are at risk of cold stress, however this blog will focus on how welders specifically can avoid injury and illness when working in winter conditions. What constitutes cold stress and its effects can vary across different areas of the country. In regions relatively unaccustomed to winter weather, near-freezing temperatures are considered factors for cold stress. Whenever temperatures drop decidedly below normal and as wind speed increases, heat can more rapidly leave your body. These weather-related conditions may lead to serious health problems which is why we’ve compiled 10 tips to help welders avoid cold stress-related injury and illness.

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