Environmental Health and Safety provides services and support for efficient, effective, and compliant work practices, while promoting a culture of shared responsibility by students, faculty, staff, and visitors for a healthy, safe, and environmentally sound educational and research community at the University of Chicago.
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GENERAL WINTER SAFETY TIPS: When possible perform outdoor work during the warmest and brightest part of the day. Take regular breaks inside to warm your body. If doing strenuous work outdoors, work with a buddy. When shoveling snow, protect your back by being mindful of lifting loads (bending at the knees). Be familiar with the symptoms of frostbite and hypothermia. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration! Your body is working hard to keep you warm.