Posted by: Chelsea Hampton | December 7, 2012

Cold Weather Wellness Trivia Questions!

outdoor winter scene

It is time again for some more trivia questions related to health, wellness, and injury prevention! Since we are now entering some of the coldest months of the year, it doesn’t hurt to brush up on weather-related health and safety knowledge. Colder temperatures, ice, and snow bring along different risks and hazards to be aware of, and a little added caution can make a big difference in avoiding injury and illness. Some populations are more at risk when it comes to cold weather exposure, and ranchers and farmers frequently face harsh weather conditions in their daily work. Read on for some cold weather wellness trivia questions, and feel free to respond via blog comments, Facebook, or Twitter!

  • What health issues and conditions can come from exposure to cold weather?
  • What are some hazards that accompany winter weather and snowstorms?
  • What populations may be especially vulnerable to the risks of exposure to cold temperatures?
  • What are some proactive steps that can be taken to help avoid cold-weather injury and illness, especially for individuals working outdoors?
  • What are some items to pack in an emergency kit for the home? For the road?

cold winter ag scene

There are a number of resources available on this subject, and it may also help to look over our previous blog posts. Check out the posts on “Cold Weather Wellness Savvy” at: https://wyomingagrability.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/cold-weather-wellness-savvy-part-i/.

Below are some additional resources with excellent information on cold weather and agricultural work.

  • 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.

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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