While working for prolonged period of time in cold or freezing temperatures you increase your risk of hypothermia, trench foot, and frost bite. These are serious health problems that can be easily avoided when you take the proper precautions. Should you be affected by cold weather while working, seek warm shelter immediately and call for help.
In 2011 roughly three million workplace injuries and illness were reported by private sector employers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Liberty Mutual’s 2012 Workplace Safety Index, slip’s, trips, or falls on the same level are the second leading cause for disabling workplace injury in the United States. In these cases, risk can usually be prevented or reduced by simply recognizing a dangerous environment before you being working.