You've probably heard of heat stroke -- but have you heard of cold stress? Cold stress is essentially the winter equivalent of heat stress or heat stroke. Employees who aren't prepared for the cold outside, haven't had time to adapt and aren't outfitted with proper winter-weather protective gear stand an increased risk of both frostbite and hypothermia.
If you've been injured on the job and it's serious enough to keep you out of work for a while, your next question is probably, "What do I do now?"
If you're a trucker, you already know that the open road is a dangerous place to be. However, the biggest risk to your health and well-being might actually be when the truck is stopped to load or unload. This is what you need to know.