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Ensuring Construction Worker Safety in Extreme Cold

February 6, 2019

In light of last week’s polar vortex in the US, worker safety concerns have come to the forefront. In the construction industry, where deadlines are strict and the demand is high, extreme weather conditions may not phase some project managers.

While working in the -70ºF temperatures that swept parts of the Midwest last week is out of the question, that doesn’t stop project managers from demanding attendance in more tolerable, albeit still sub-zero, temperatures.

So, when should workers report to the jobsite during frigid winters? And what measures should they take to prevent frostbite or hypothermia?

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