Dressing for Cold Weather

Kent McGuire – CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator

It’s that time of year…Winter! Long exposure to cold, wet, and windy conditions can be dangerous even at temperatures above freezing. For outdoor workers it may be tempting to “tough it out” or “work through it”.  Prolonged exposure to winter conditions can be dangerous and precautions should be taken to minimize the risk injuries like frostbite or hypothermia. Clothing should be your first consideration when working in cold weather. Clothing should be selected to suit the temperature, weather conditions (e.g., wind speed, rain), the level and duration of activity. The following are recommendations from the National Weather Service for working in cold environments:

For more information visit https://agsafety.osu.edu/ or contact Kent McGuire, CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator, at mcguire.225@osu.edu or 614-292-0588.