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How to control cold stress:

• Wear several layers of clothing rather than one thick layer to capture air as an insulator;

• Wear synthetic fabrics next to the skin to "wick" away sweat;

• If you get hot while working, open your jacket but keep hat and gloves on; and

• Wear either one thick or two thin pairs of socks.