Frostbite Toolbox Talk

Looking for a frostbite toolbox talk? Check out the safety message below. It explains to workers the signs of frostbite, and how to treat it in the unfortunate event it happens to one of their coworkers (or themselves). Feel free to share this message during your next safety talk.

Beware of Frostbite While Working

Do you know the signs of frostbite? Usually, your skin will become white and you won’t have much circulation. In the worst possible scenario, blisters can actually form. This sounds terrible, but believe it or not, you won’t feel any pain. If you have signs of frostbite, it’s important that it’s treated properly. The first thing you need to do is warm-up. You can add extra clothing or cover up with a blanket. Make sure you also get out of the cold and into a warm location. When inside, you can put the frostbitten area in warm water (not hot). Remove any wet or tight clothing that may cut off blood flow to the affected area. DO NOT rub the affected area because rubbing causes damage to the skin and tissue. The cold weather is here to stay for a while yet, so keep your guard up against cold weather injuries.

Looking for another frostbite toolbox talk? Check out our collection of cold weather toolbox topics here.