For all those persons who have to work outside – either during winter months or hot summer months, there are many ways to help you stay warm or cooler, depending on the season. Since it’s winter for sure, let’s talk about the many safety items that offer extra warmth. (We just happen to know where you can find several types of these, too):
- Winter Liners: There are different types of winter liners, all made to help keep your ears and neck warm underneath your hardhat or other type of headgear you must wear on the job. Some have drawstrings so you can tighten them up, and others are stretchy so they can be pulled back over the brim of the hardhat. These are not only excellent for workers, but for hunters, and others who enjoy the outdoors.
- Warm Gloves: Nothing says “warm” like a toasty pair of gloves. If our fingers are stiff, we aren’t able to function; frostbite may be just a nip away!
- Hand or Foot Warmers: These handy little hot packs keep the cold away. They last for hours, too. (Please scroll down on this page to see the hot packs and some other excellent information.)
- Boots: Everyone knows you must have a good foundation: boots that are comfortable in cold weather, and have good soles to keep you well-balanced all day! (Kind of like the cereal you have for breakfast!)
- Polarized Safety Glasses: These won’t keep you warm, but our eyes risk being damaged by UV rays, winter or summer. Glare off snow and ice can hurt your eyes. Keep them protected by wearing some safety sunglasses with UV protection.
- Heavy duty rainsuits and boots: If you work in areas that are prone to rain, it’s good to keep this kind of personal protective equipment in your work vehicle. That way it’s handy when you need it to keep you dry.
We hope all you outdoor workers and outdoorsmen and women stay safe, warm and dry this winer. There is a myriad of occupational products just designed to help you stay that way. Our Parent Company, Texas America Safety Company, and Blog4Safety thank you for the opportunity to make these suggestions for your winter warmth.