Working in Extreme Temperatures
Working in extreme temperatures, hot or cold, can inundate the body’s temperature control system. When the body is unable to warm or cool itself properly, illness can result. Heat and cold stress can contribute to adverse health effects that range in severity from discomfort to death.
When to Contact EHS
EHS can conduct exposure assessments and assist departments with the development of procedures to minimize the adverse effects of heat and cold stress amongst their employees. Additionally, EHS can provide training to employees who work in these conditions.