Safety in Schools Training – Cold Stress Awareness

Understand the risks:

Did you know? Cold stress can lead to hypothermia. Hypothermia is a gradual process because it happens slowly, workers may not realize they are in danger until it’s too late. Feeling cold is the most important warning sign to note. If workers feel cold, their bodies are likely losing heat faster than their bodies are making it.

Course Description:

In many different industries, some jobs are undertaken in cold environments, which can lead to frostbite, hypothermia, and even death. This course includes information on types of cold stress, symptoms, treatment, controls and strategies for managing cold stress.


1. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion
2. It’s FREE!
3. Aligned with Saskatchewan Curriculum
4. Participate for your chance to win gift cards

Teacher’s – Register your students for your chance to win $100 GC
Students – Master a course for your chance to win $100 GC
*Draw to be made in Dec – the more courses you take, the more chances you have to win!

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the elements of cold stress

  • Recognize the hazards and health risks associated with working in cold environments

  • Understand wind chill factors and how cold stress may be measured in the workplace

  • List the symptoms and treatment for different types of cold stress

  • Identify human, medical, and job risk factors associated with cold stress management

  • Describe the body’s common reactions to cold stress

  • Understand simple strategies for controlling exposure to cold stress

  • List the exposure limits for work in cold environments

Cold Stress Awareness Curriculum Connections: Safety in Schools and Sask Curriculum Connections

Grade 9:

  • Career Education

Grade 10:

  • Wellness

Resources & Support:

Safety in Schools 101: Informational Webinar

This informational webinar provides a detailed overview of Safety in Schools and how to navigate the teacher dashboard. Join our safety advisors to learn more about the Safety in Schools organization and what our partnership with them means for Saskatchewan students! 



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