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Employees who work in moderately cold work conditions may face health and safety problems
In a new report, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) outlines recommendations to improve thermal comfort of employees who work in moderately cold environments such as food preparation workers who may spend 8 hours or more in refrigerated rooms.
OSHA Cold Stress Guide
Cold stress can be encountered in many types of work environment. The following frequently asked questions will help workers understand what cold stress is, how it may affect their health and safety, and how it can be prevented.
OSH Answer Fact Sheets: Working in Cold Environments
In order to work safely, cold temperature challenges have to be counterbalanced by proper insulation (layered protective clothing), by physical activity and by controlled exposure to cold (work/rest schedule)