Cold Stress Awareness Online Course Overview
What constitutes extreme cold and its effects can vary across different areas across the country. In regions relatively unaccustomed to winter weather, near-freezing temperatures are considered “extreme cold”. Whenever temperatures drop decidedly below normal and the wind speed increases, heat can leave your body more rapidly. These weather-related conditions may lead to serious health problems. Extreme cold is a dangerous situation that can bring on health emergencies.
This online Cold Stress Awareness course addresses the causes of cold stress, its effects, and how to prevent and treat cold stress. After completing this course, an understanding should be gained of cold stress, sources of heat loss, what happens when exposed to cold, symptoms and treatment of hypothermia, frostbite, and trench foot, and precautionary guidelines to prevent cold stress.
Cold Stress Awareness Online Course Topics
This online Cold Stress Awareness course covers the following topics:
- Definitions of extreme cold
- Sources of heat loss
- Consequences of exposure to cold
- Symptoms, prevention, and treatment of hypothermia, frostbite, and trench foot
- Contributing factors to cold stress
- Safety tips for working in extreme cold
- Precautions to prevent cold stress
Cold Stress Awareness Online Course Duration
Approximately 30 minutes
Cold Stress Awareness Online Assessment
Testing conducted in this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to pass this course. The course is able to be taken three times in efforts to achieve the pass mark.
Cold Stress Awareness Online Certificate Of Completion
Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.