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Cold weather guidelines for schools

How schools can help prevent cold weather-related injuries in children.

Weather can affect your health. Health Canada provides an overview of wind chill and cold weather.

Review the recommendations for schools:

Signs of cold injury

Treatment of cold injuries

Move the person out of the cold as soon as possible, then:

If you cannot move the person out of the cold:

Avoid additional injury

Tissue suffering from cold injury is fragile and can be easily damaged. Do not rub the area. The affected area is numb and easily burned.

Do not heat quickly by using hot water, hot water bottles, heating pads, or electric blankets.