Posted by: Chelsea Hampton | November 24, 2012

Cold Weather Wellness Savvy – Part III

The last couple of posts on this topic have covered the common risks and hazards of cold weather seasons, as well as tips for staying safe and well. When it comes to injury and illness prevention, knowledge and awareness are main components to the equation. The reality is that adequate preparation requires knowing signs and symptoms of illness, what to pack for emergencies, and how to stay safe in the midst of major storms and poor weather conditions. Information is key, and there are numerous resources available on health, safety, and injury and illness prevention. Listed below are some great resources related to cold weather issues to help you stay informed and well!

  • Cold Work Injuries in Agriculture – Strategies for Prevention and Rehabilitation, by Robert Stuthridge and Qiuqing Geng. National AgrAbility Project. This excellent webinar covers a variety of cold weather issues and can be viewed at: http://www.agrability.org/Online-Training/archived/index.cfm.
  • The CDC has a free, downloadable prevention guide available. Check out Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety. From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Emergency Preparedness and Response. Guide can be accessed at: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/guide.asp.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

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