Safety Diploma Course

Cold Stress, Illness & Injury Safety Training


The aim of this online safety course is to make students aware of the risks involved in working in extreme cold conditions. The participants will be trained to understand how our body reacts to various temperatures, what is cold stress, how to identify injuries and illnesses related to cold-stress, first-aid to be given for cold-stress related sickness and best workplace safe practices to prevent untoward events.

Governing regulations

OSHA does not prescribe any specific standard for those working in extreme cold environments. But, Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act implies that enterprises or employers must provide congenial and safe work environment free of recognized hazards which can cause grievous injuries or death. This includes cold working conditions and associated hazards.

Course Overview

This online safety training program provides an overview of risks and hazards workers will face under extreme cold conditions. Students are trained to understand about cold stress and how human body will react to cold temperatures, types of illness or injuries employees likely to get, prescribed safety standards and effective risk control measures to prevent cold stress.

Who Must Take this Course?

Workers exposed to extreme cold condition both indoor and outdoor work environment are at great risk of cold stress and related risks. Such workers must join this course to improve their knowledge on safety standards along with the career prospects. Like heat stress, cold stress too can cause damage to human bodies and affect the performance. Work place managers, shift in charge, supervisors or anyone who are exposed to extreme cold condition as part of their work schedule must join this course for the benefit of themselves and also for others.

Course Format

Our OSHA Cold Stress, Illness & Injury Safety Training course has been bundled with expert made content, graphical and audio presentations, large number of practice questions and case studies for students to clear the final exam in good marks.

Every successful candidate will be provided with a hard copy of completion certificate along with a printed wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each successful student will get 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) after clearing the online course.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Cold Stress Safety
    • Key Terms
    • Cold Weather Injury Statistics
    • Indoor Cold Work
    • How the Body Maintains Internal Temperature
    • How the Body Reacts to Cold Conditions
  • Cold Stress
    • Contributing Factors
    • Wind Chill
    • High-Risk Jobs
    • Cold Stress Effects on Work Performance
    • Additional Risk Factors
    • Applicable Regulations
    • Employer Responsibilities
    • Employee Responsibilities
  • Cold Stress Illnesses and Injuries
    • Hypothermia
    • Stages of Hypothermia
    • Mild Hypothermia
    • Moderate Hypothermia
    • Severe Hypothermia
    • Hypothermia First Aid Treatment
    • Medical Treatment
    • Frostbite
    • Frostnip
    • Mild Frostbite
    • Severe Frostbite
    • Frostbite First Aid
    • Trench Foot (Immersion Foot)
    • Trench Foot First Aid
    • Chilblains
    • Chilblains First Aid
    • Slips, Trips, and Falls
    • Snow Removal Injuries
  • Preventive Measures
    • Planning
    • Engineering Controls
    • Work Practice Controls
    • Work Shifts
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Cold Temperature Clothing for the Body and Head
    • Wet Clothing
    • Cold Temperature Clothing for the Hands and Feet
    • Cold Temperature Eye Protection
    • Emergency Response
    • Emergency Kit
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam