Cold Weather Policy

The following guidelines, as outlined in the 2008 NATA position statement, can be used in planning activity depending on the wind-chill temperature. Conditions should be constantly re-evaluated for change in risk, including the presence of precipitation:

• 30 degrees Fahrenheit and below: Be aware of the potential for cold injury and notify appropriate personnel of the potential.

• 25 degrees Fahrenheit and below: Provide additional protective clothing; cover as much exposed skin as practical; provide opportunities and facilities for re-warming.

• 15 degrees Fahrenheit and below: Consider modifying activity to limit exposure or to allow more frequent chances to re-warm.

• 0 degrees Fahrenheit and below: Consider terminating or rescheduling activity.

VISAA Cold Weather Policy