Staying Protected While Working In the Winter Cold
The team at Brandt knows just how important it is to recognize and address the potential hazards that come with working outside in cold climates. With proper planning in place, employers have the ability to ensure that their employees are kept safe at all times while working through the winter. The following tips are used to reduce the chance of cold stress, hypothermia, frostbite, trench foot and many other cold-induced issues.
- Wear layered clothing– Wearing multiple layers provides better insulation. Take off layers as you get too warm and put them on as it gets colder. These layers should include a hat or hood, some type of gloves, thermal socks and appropriate eye protection.
- Stay hydrated– Even during the freezing cold, your body will still sweat when working outside for long periods of time. It is important to remain hydrated throughout the day by drinking water or other warm drinks.
- Take a break- You know your body better than anyone else. If you begin to feel unusually tired while working in extremely cold or windy weather, take a break indoors to give your body the opportunity to warm up before returning to work.
- Protect any exposed skin– By utilizing skin creams and moisturizers regularly you are assisting in the prevention of frostbite and other skin issues that can appear from spending long periods of time in the cold.
At Brandt, safety is our top priority on every single project we work on. From our experience and innovation, we have created solutions that are effective and efficient. With our reputation for care and precision, you can be confident that your project will have a safe and successful outcome. To learn more about all of the services we have to offer, contact us today!