With temperatures continuing to dip this week, WorkSafeBC is issuing a cold temperature alert.
Temperatures are expected to stay below seven degrees for at least the next week, and Worksafe wants to make sure workers and employers are taking appropriate precautions.
Dan Strand with the organization says though no workers have hurt themselves in the cold so far this year, we’re still early in the season.
“From 2010 to 2014, we’ve seen 45 workers in BC injured and one fatally resulting from exposure to cold.”
Strand says you should keep yourself covered when outside.
“To minimize exposed skin to cold temperatures and to recognize that windchill has a huge factor in that cold exposure.”
Strand also suggests keeping clothes dry and remaining hydrated, including limiting your intake of coffee and tea.