California residents who have jobs that require them to be outside for the majority or all of the time should know what to do to prevent illnesses or injuries when the weather turns cold during the winter. Limiting exposure to the cold by taking a 15-minute break in a warm area for every hour of work is one rule workers should follow. Being properly dressed is another.
The presence of wind and any amount of moisture on the skin can result in heat leaving the body. Workers should wear breathable layers of clothes that are loose enough that they do not cut off circulation or hinder movement. Wearing clothes in layers also allow workers to remove clothing if they are too warm or if there is a change in the weather.