Cold Stress

This online Cold Stress course will help learners identify the nature, symptoms, and treatment of cold stress.

COLD STRESS ONLINE COURSE OVERVIEW

If you are exposed to extreme cold in your work environment, you could be at risk of what the Occupation Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) calls “cold stress” illnesses and injuries. These include dangerous conditions such as hypothermia and trench foot resulting from direct exposure. The cold is particularly dangerous because it can slow you down and cause damage before you even know it is happening.

Those most affected by cold stress are those working outdoors or without shelter—such as ocean fishermen, energy exploration workers in the North, high-altitude workers, and construction personnel—but those working indoors with insufficient building insulation, ventilation, and heating are also at risk. To avoid cold stress, you must be adequately protected against cold conditions and trained to recognize the symptoms and treatment of cold stresses.

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify cold stress hazards that can exist on the job
  • Identify the nature, symptoms, and treatment of cold stress
  • Recognize the precautions for protecting against cold stress

COLD STRESS ONLINE COURSE TOPICS

  • Types of cold stress
  • Preventions and protections of cold stress

Duration

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 25 minutes.

Testing

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

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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