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Workers may be required to work outdoors in cold environments and for extended periods and many workers may not know the signs and symptoms of cold stress, including conditions such as hypothermia, frostbite or trench foot.
Workers' Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28. It is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job.
OSHA standards may require that employers adopt certain practices, means, methods, or processes reasonably necessary and appropriate to protect workers on the job. Employers must comply with all applicable OSHA standards and provide workers with a workplace that does not have serious hazards.
Every year over 300 people die in ladder-related accidents, and thousands suffer disabling injuries. Ladder accidents are preventable, but without better safety planning and training and continuous innovation in product design, we will still continue to see far too many fatalities.
Workers in cold weather can be exposed to serious health problems such as hypothermia, frostbite and trench foot. In certain instances, workers exposed to severe weather without personal protection equipment can also suffer shock that could lead to death.