Cold weather can be dangerous for workers who are exposed outdoors or in poorly insulated work areas. Workers are at risk when temperatures drop below normal for their region and winds pick up. In South Carolina, workers can be at risk for cold stress when temperatures dip near or below freezing, which often happens for a few days in January. In cold weather, heat escapes the body more rapidly and can lead to serious health issues.
If you are exposed to cold temperatures at work, your employer should take steps to protect you, such as scheduling jobs for the warmest part of the day, but you can also take steps to protect yourself, including:
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