Bitter Cold Increases Frostbite Risk
SU Health Services and the Environmental Health and Safety Services Office would like to remind all students, faculty and staff that persistent sub-freezing temperatures projected for the next few days increase the risk for frostbite, hypothermia and other cold weather injuries.
While outdoors, it is critically important to dress properly and limit time outdoors.
Signs of frostbite include dull, whitish skin and impaired sensation. If frostbite occurs, move immediately into a warm environment and remove and replace wet clothing. Seek medical attention as necessary. Do not massage affected areas.
For a fact sheet on cold weather injuries, see:
– SU Health Services
– 111 Waverly Ave.