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Temperature extremes written program

Temperature extremes program

Temperature extremes pose serious threat of injury, including death, in the workplace. Effective control of these extremes will be managed through proper work preparation, work planning and physical conditioning. Both extreme cold and extreme heat situations will be evaluated to control employee work related risk of injury and/or illness.

Although cold stress is generally less of a hazard in Oklahoma than heat stress, it too has the potential to cause serious injury or even death. Cold stress can result in frozen skin, other physical discomfort, irritability, reduced judgment, slower physical and mental reaction times as well as a potentially fatal lowering of the normal body temperature.  Cold and icy weather also increases the frequency of injuries from slips and falls.


This article is provided solely as a reference tool to be used for information purposes only. The information in this article shall not be construed or interpreted as providing legal or any other advice. The information material does not amend the provisions of any insurance policy issued by CompSource Mutual. It is not a representation that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any such policy. Coverage depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss, all applicable policy provisions, and any applicable law.

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