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Cold Stress

Workers, both indoors and outdoors, in services, transportation, agriculture, construction, and other industries may be exposed to environmental cold stress that can lead to thermal discomfort and in some cases even severe injuries, illnesses, or death. There are factors that can cause the employee to be more at risk. This training helps to identify factors that can cause harm to the employee and potentially save lives.

Certification for General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-115 and 2019-113, The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standard at 29 CFR 1910.132-1389 (general), 29 CFR e-1926.95(a) (construction). The Recordkeeping regulation ( 29 CFR 1904). The Medical Services and First Aid standards at 29 CFR 1910.151 and 29 CFR 1926.50.

Government Regulations:
OSHA General Duty Clause, Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
(NIOSH) Publication No. 2010–115
(NIOSH) Publication No. 2019-113
National Weather Service-
OSHA 29 CFR Subpart I 1910.130-138
OSHA e-CFR · 1926.95(a)

Who Needs this Training?
According to OSHA All employees working in these areas:
• Those who work outdoors
• Workers indoors with cold environments such as freezers
• Workers doing heavy work in the cold
• Those not wearing enough PPE
• Workers who have not yet built up a tolerance to cold conditions

Dangers of Remaining Uncertified:
Workers who are exposed to extreme cold or work in cold environments may be at risk of cold stress. Extreme cold weather is a dangerous situation that can bring on health emergencies in susceptible people, such as those without shelter, outdoor workers, and those who work in an area that is poorly insulated or without heat.

Included Topics:
By the end of this course we will have covered the following topics:
Topic 1: Cold Stress-2:12
Topic 2: Cold-Related Illnesses-6:52
Topic 3: Controls For Cold Stress-2:44
Topic 4: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)-1:44
Topic 5: Training and Compliance-1:20
Topic 6: Other Considerations-5:06

Course Layout:
Course format consists of video instruction, intermediate quizzes, and Final Knowledge Check.

Course Duration:
A minimum of 45 minutes is required to complete this course.

When an employer has reason to believe that an affected worker does not recognize existing hazards or proper precautions at some point after the initial training, the employer is required to provide retraining for that worker, in accordance with 29 CFR 1904, 29 CFR 1926 and 29 CFR 1910. For example, workers must be retrained when:
• Changes in the workplace render previous training obsolete.
• Cold related procedures being used have changed.
• Inadequacies in workers’ knowledge or cold stress precautions indicate that they do not adequately understand training.

Certificate of Completion:
A completion certificate is available for printing immediately upon successfully finishing the course.

Cold Stress Training Kit

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