Cold Stress Awareness

Cold stress is the loss of body heat to the environment. Low temperature, wind, and wetness have a combined effect on the body to create cold stress, injuries, and illness. Cold-related disorders such as hypothermia and frostbite can kill or injure workers. Employers and employees should be aware of cold stress hazards, cold-related disorders and how to treat and prevent them.


  • : 80 / 0
  • : English
  • : No
  • : Yes
  • Workplace Safety

Course overview
Cold Stress Awareness Online Course OverviewWhat constitutes extreme cold and its effects can vary across different areas across the country. In regions relatively unaccustomed to winter weather, near-freezing temperatures are considered "extreme cold". Whenever temperatures drop decidedly below normal and the wind speed increases, heat can leave your body more rapidly. These weather-related conditions may lead to serious health problems. Extreme cold is a dangerous situation that can bring on health emergencies.This online Cold Stress Awareness course addresses the causes of cold stress, its effects, and how to prevent and treat cold stress. After completing this course, an understanding should be gained of cold stress, sources of heat loss, what happens when exposed to cold, symptoms and treatment of hypothermia, frostbite, and trench foot, and precautionary guidelines to prevent cold stress.Cold Stress Awareness Online Course TopicsThis online Cold Stress Awareness course covers the following topics:
  • Definitions of extreme cold
  • Sources of heat loss
  • Consequences of exposure to cold
  • Symptoms, prevention, and treatment of hypothermia, frostbite, and trench foot
  • Contributing factors to cold stress
  • Safety tips for working in extreme cold
  • Precautions to prevent cold stress
 Cold Stress Awareness Online Course DurationApproximately 30 minutesCold Stress Awareness Online AssessmentTesting conducted in this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to pass this course. The course is able to be taken three times in efforts to achieve the pass mark.Cold Stress Awareness Online Certificate Of CompletionUpon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.