Cold environment threaten the health and life of workers through cold stress. Pursuant to Section 5(a)(1) of the OSHA, employers are obligated to safeguard their employees from predictable hazards like cold stress, which may lead to death or serious physical harm at workplace. Cold stress happens when skin temperature decreases rapidly, eventually affecting the internal body temperature (core temperature). This may cause severe health problems, and result in tissue damage, and possibly death.
This program will sensitize both companies as well as labor about the hazards of cold surroundings.
The employers will arrange for proper equipment and other facilities for the safety of workers
while workers will learn how to keep themselves unharmed during such circumstances.
training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for general industry.
training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for construction sector.
HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA guidelines.
This course is appropriate for snow cleanup crews, sanitation workers, police officers, recovery
personnel like firefighters, and emergency medical technicians and emergency responders.
The completion of this training will make students learn:
Introduction to Cold Stress
Hypothermia, Frostbite & Trench Foot
Safe Winter Driving
Safe Distance Policy
Modules are used to arrange each course. A quiz is included in each module to allow the student
to gauge their level of understanding of the material. The moment students submit their quiz answers, they get quick feedback. Results of the quiz are not kept on file, and it can be taken more than once.
The Cold Stress Course must be completed within six months of the student’s enrollment date.
Their account expires after six months and must be renewed in order to repurchase the course.