Cold Weather Safety for Work and Outdoor Activity - Flu Avoidance and Hydration


Instructor: John J Meola
Product ID: 705891
Training Level: Intermediate to Advanced

  • Duration: 90 Min
This 90 minute webinar will discuss the elements associated with outdoor activity including understanding Wind Chill and proper fabric selection and dress factors and preparatory measures you can take in advance to minimize the disruptive effects of cold, and winter in general.
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Why Should You Attend:

Weather related illnesses, uncomfortable working conditions, outright distress, freezing of body parts, frozen feet and a host of other ailments spell trouble to a worker out in the cold. You can avoid this situation by implementing a few basic safety practices into your Program, which we will learn in this session. All occupational safety programs should have a Chapter on dealing with seasonal issues – heat and cold chief among them.

The increasingly bizarre effects of climate will manifest themselves in unpredictable ways. It will surely benefit your organization to be prepared, to recognize and to protect your employees and your operations. We will talk about this in our discussion.

This webinar will review the intermediate and some advanced elements of a cold weather exposure safety plan, applicable to prolonged outdoor occupational and recreational activity.

Despite the increasing effects of Global Climate Change and warming of the atmosphere, Safety Managers understand that having a basic seasonal tool kit of safety practices and knowledge will help employees work more productively and safely throughout the season. We will review the contents of this tool kit and offer some alternate strategies to deal with controlling costs and still get the job done.

This webinar will offer proven tips and techniques to enable your crews to stay as productive as possible in adverse weather.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Understanding Wind Chill Factor
  • Properties of insulating garments
  • Perspiration, transpiration and covering your breathing zone
  • Layers of dress – selection of the best garments to allow freedom of motion
  • How to avoid cold & flu virus – more than just getting a seasonal flu shot
  • PPE for Cold Weather
  • Best and worst garments for work or recreational activity
  • Dealing with precipitation – ice, snow, freezing rain, etc.
  • Cold, wet feet = safety hazard, discomfort, early quit. Learn how to avoid this condition
  • Slip Trip & Fall prevention in ice and snow conditions
  • Best Practices for equipping your field crews for Cold Weather Exposure
  • The Ergonomics of Cold Weather Exposure – how to conserve core body heat; how to hydrate properly
  • Diet and food consumption in cold weather
  • Effects of fatigue on the body in cold weather; effects of nicotine, caffeine, other stimulants or depressants

Who Will Benefit:

  • Safety Managers & Directors
  • Field Superintendents and Managers
  • Business Owners
  • Telecommunications operations
  • Tree trimming and arborists
  • Landscapers, nursery tree and plant
  • Utility contractors
  • Oil & Gas drilling, pipeline
  • Welders, mechanics, technicians, specialists
  • Linemen, electricians, cable installers
  • Construction workers in practically every trade classification
  • Industrial and Construction mechanics
  • Fueling and refueling
  • Marine services personnel
  • Shipyards and ship repair
  • Transportation workers, highway and road maintenance
  • Concrete pouring forming and finishing
  • Masonry restoration contractors
  • Sanitation workers, water & waste water plant operators and technicians
  • Trash collection, waste handling and disposal
  • Project Managers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Foremen & Supervisors
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Insurance Loss Control Managers and Representatives
  • Insurance Claim Adjusters
  • Quality Control Inspectors
  • Engineers in Training (EIT’s)
  • Bridge, tunnel, turnpike and highway workers
  • Sign installers
  • Teachers, Special Education, playground supervisors; gym instructors
  • Outdoor recreationalist hobbyists, hikers, rock climbers, campers, Boy and Girl Scout Leaders; snow mobile and skiers, sledding & skiing
Instructor Profile:
John J. Meola

John J. Meola
Safety Director, Pillar, Inc.

John J. Meola, CSP, ARM is the Safety Director for Pillar, Inc. based in Richmond, VA.

He is also an Instructor at the VA Commonwealth University, School of Business, Risk Management and Insurance Department and an OSHA 500 Community Outreach Construction Safety Trainer. He has authored two safety handbooks and contributes numerous technical safety articles for trade industry publications.

Mr. Meola is also an Executive Officer with the Colonial VA Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers and a Past-President of this Chapter. He works closely with clients from private industry to develop and manage employee safety and health issues across a wide range of businesses.

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