- Whenever temperatures drop dramatically below normal, staying warm and safe can become challenging… especially for those who may be new to the region and not used to changing weather.
- Winter weather conditions in Northern BC can quickly become dangerous with little or no warning.
- Frost bite is an injury caused by freezing of the skin and underlying tissues when exposed to cold temperatures.
- A normal body temperature is approximately 37ºC. When your core body temperature drops by 1 or 2ºC or your body is exposed to severe cold, your risk of harmful effects increases.
Taking Preventative Action
- Ensure to dress warmly when you go outside during cold weather.
- Wear layers of clothing with a wind-resistant outer layer.
- You can remove layers if you get too warm before you start sweating or add a layer if you get cold.
- Wear warm socks, gloves, hat and scarf.
- Please buy foot wear that’s best suited to ice and snow.
- In extremely cold conditions, cover as much exposed skin as possible.
- If you get wet, change into dry clothing right away; you lose heat faster when you are wet.
- Check the Environment and Climate Change Canada weather forecast before you go outside.
Watch for wind chill or extremely cold temperatures and stay indoors if you can.
Contact Safety & Security Services