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Thermal Conditions

Publication Date: 
May 28 / 2015

The goal of this code of practice is to help you understand the occupational health and safety risks associated with working in extreme cold and heat situations and to suggest reasonable solutions for workplaces.

While many workplaces can benefit from this information, this code of practice is primarily intended for people who work outdoors. Examples include road paving, construction, power line maintenance, and outdoor municipal work.

The code of practice may also be helpful to workplaces that have hot indoor environments such as kitchens, bakeries, pizzerias or workplaces with cold indoor environments like walk-in freezers, meat processing, or cold storage facilities.