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Protect yourself against thermal stress due to cold
Occupational exposure to cold environments, either by working in cold stores, working outside, among others; can cause risks due to direct exposure to cold such as hypothermia and freezing, as well as the possibility of suffering musculoskeletal disorders (TME)
The National Institute of Safety and Health at Work (INSHT) indicates that cold stress is defined as the negative thermal load, characterized by the excessive heat loss to which workers are exposed and resulting from the combined effect of physical factors And climatic conditions that affect the heat exchange (environmental conditions, physical activity and work clothes).
The human body has a body temperature is regulated by the central nervous system. The ideal temperature for the proper functioning of all physiological systems is around 37 ° C. The body in cold environments has natural mechanisms that allow it to adapt to low temperature conditions, thanks to the vasoconstriction that the skin generates in order to conserve the internal heat. However, under extreme conditions the body needs protective clothing to maintain body heat.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) explains that different types of cold stress:
Foot of trench or also called Foot of immersion:
Likewise, the (OSHA) indicates the following recommendations to avoid the effects of thermal stress by cold:
The model 6650 of Sicura Footwear is special to protect feet from thermal stress due to cold. We invite you to know their properties in the PRODUCTS section.
Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (INSHT) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)