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Cold Stress Hazard Quiz

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Did you know? - During the French invasion, the great Napoleon’s Russian troops suffered immense drawbacks in the battlefield due to hypothermia, a type of cold stress. Cold stress has been a cause of great concern in the northern hemisphere since thousands of years now. Today also, it affects millions of people in the United States, making cold stress injuries common. Extreme climate is a common occurrence now, affecting day to day occupational functions.

According to OSHA, in cold stress the skin temperature first drives down, followed by internal body temperature (also known as core temperature). This leads to serious health problems like hypothermia, chilblains, frost bite and trench foot. It can cause tissue damage and possibly even death.

This quiz might not lessen the cold quotient, but will take you through a few do’s and don’ts of working better under cold stress conditions.

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