10 TIPS FOR WORKING SAFELY IN COLD WEATHER
Your insulated clothing keeps you warm, safe and productive in cold environments; but, choosing the right winter workwear is only part of the picture. To make it simple, here are 10 tips for working in the cold that help you stay warmer, no matter how cold it gets.
Choose clothes according to your activity level
More active = less insulation needed.
Less active = more insulation needed.
Avoid perspiration build-up
Stay dry to maintain warmth. Moisture can prevent you from staying warm so look for moisture wicking layers.
A good inner layer insulates and wicks moisture away from the skin. The outer layer continues the wicking process and insulates by preventing body heat from escaping.
Drink more water, less caffeine
Caffeine can cause dehydration, so limit or avoid caffeinated coffee and sodas. Instead, drink lots of water to stay warm.
Don’t wear clothing that is too tight or too loose
Insulated clothing or layers should fit comfortably and also helps seal out drafts.
Protect bare skin
Cover all areas that will be exposed to cold temperature or wind.
Don't smoke or drink alcohol
Nicotine and alcohol dangerously affect the body’s ability to regulate and conserve heat, especially in your extremities.
When working in cold temperatures, you should average at least 2,400 calories and up to 4,000 calories per day.
Pay attention to your body
Get out of the cold if you experience extreme drowsiness, loss of balance, extreme shivering or slower breathing.
Wear RefrigiWear® insulated workwear
RefrigiWear® offers head-to-toe protection for a variety of temperatures and activity levels.
We hope these simple tips for working in cold weather will help you learn how to stay warm, even in the worst conditions. If you need help selecting insulated clothing, please contact the RefrigiWear® Customer Service team at 800-645-3744.