Be Safe in the Cold!

With all this snow that Wisconsin received the past few weeks, many are getting ready to get outside for some winter fun! When you get outside, be careful, bundle up and stay safe.

According to the WHA Information Center, there were 18,803 emergency room visits to Wisconsin hospitals last winter. In addition to frostbite and exposure to the cold, some of those emergency room visits included:

  • 12,522 falls due to ice and snow
  • 878 visits related to downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, sledding and tubing
  • 114 visits related to ice skating

For additional information to stay safe and healthy in the winter, visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/features/winterweather/index.html