Cold Stress Online

This online course provides proper training for employees who have prolonged exposure to cold working environments.


This course is designed to help learners understand how the body reacts to cold conditions, recognize the most common types of cold stress, learn how to prevent cold stress, and how to treat (first aid) workers with cold stress injuries until medical personnel arrive.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify cold working environments
  • Recognize commons signs and symptoms related to cold stress
  • Implement cold stress prevention measures
  • Discuss how to handle cold stress in emergency situations


  • Cold Working Environments
    • What Causes Cold Stress?
    • Who’s at Risk?
    • How the Body Loses Heat
    • Winter Weather Alerts
    • Windchill
  • Signs and Symptoms of Cold Stress
    • Common Cold-Induced Injuries
    • Hypothermia
    • Frostbite
    • Chilblains
    • Trench Foot
  • Preventing Cold Stress
    • Dress Warmly/Wear Layers
    • Employer Responsibilities
    • Employee Responsibilities
  • Responding to Cold Stress Emergencies
    • Report Ailment
    • Contact Emergency Personnel
    • First Aid Measures


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 30 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.

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