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Precautions to take while working the cold
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 10:01 AM

By Mark Holtsberry

Education specialist Paulding SWCD

All of us can reduce potential frostbite, hypothermia and other weather related injuries as we work in extreme cold and wet conditions by wearing the right clothing and taking other precautions. Clothing should be at the top of your list when working outside. Also remember weather conditions and possibilities of wind, rain or snow and how long will you be outside.

And as you well know, we have had several days with below zero temperatures and bitterly cold wind chills. But, still, services have to be provided – mail, propane, fuel oil, newspaper, garbage, etc. So, farmers who have livestock, still have to feed, break ice in water tanks, or troughs, or just plain cutting wood or loading stored grain.