Winter Protection

Cold Weather Safety Tips:

  • Dress appropriately, wearing light, loose layers with a top shell of water-repellent (not waterproof) fabric. Take special care to protect your head, hands and feet. Watch for exposed skin, such as the neck or where your glove meets the sleeve.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine. They leave the skin more prone to thermal injury.
  • If you get wet, get indoors immediately. Pay special attention to your toes, fingers and ears.
  • If any part of your body feels numb, get inside immediately. Pay special attention to your toes, fingers and ears.