Tool Box Talk Hypothermia Mobile App
The Tool Box Talk Hypothermia app opens up dialogue about hypothermia for construction workers.
How does it work?
During winter, temperatures outside, and even inside unheated areas, can become dangerously low. While discomfort is common in the cold, serious hazards are also associated with exposure to the low temperatures, specifically, hypothermia. Hypothermia is a lowering of the body's core temperature, commonly caused by overexposure to cold weather. As the body temperature drops, damage to the vital organs such as the brain can occur. Hypothermia can be fatal, so it is important to avoid these conditions and get prompt medical help if it develops. This form indicates that workers should be mindful of symptoms of hypothermia including chills, shivering, confusion, loss of coordination, inability to speak clearly, and acting irrationally. Hypothermia victims can lose consciousness, indicating a serious case of hypothermia, and eventually, death can follow. Using this app to have a discussion about hypothermia is helpful to keeping safety and well-being in the forefront of workers' minds.