Cold Temperature Clothing
Individuals who work in cold temperatures, whether indoors in a chilled facility or outdoors in extreme weather, need to take appropriate measures to protect themselves from hazards associated with these conditions. Hypothermia and frostbite are two extremely dangerous conditions that can sneak up on you after prolonged exposure, and many of the symptoms are common enough that workers brush them off.
Cold weather clothing combats these hazards by providing extra insulation to preserve your existing body heat. Safety Company offers an array of cold temperature clothing options, from coveralls to jackets and hats, to help keep you warm and safe on the job. Read More(+)
Hats and gloves
Hats are extremely important when working in cold temperatures. About 40 percent of your body's heat can be lost through your head, so always wear a hat if it's below freezing in your workplace.
Extremities like fingers are the body parts most at risk for frostbite, so be sure to protect your hands by wearing gloves whenever possible.
Jackets and coveralls
Layering is key to preserving your body heat. OSHA advises that you should wear a light layer such as a wool or synthetic thermal to absorb sweat, followed by an insulating, thicker layer of the same type of fabric and topped with a waterproof jacket that will allow for light ventilation while protecting from rain or snow. Cotton materials will not insulate you from cold once they are wet, so avoid apparel made from this fabric.
You may also choose to wear insulated pants or coveralls if you work in extreme temperatures. Be sure that these items are amply warm and waterproof.
Check out Safety Company's selection of high-quality cold temperature clothing, and educate yourself on the signs of frostbite and hypothermia to keep yourself in good health at work.