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MEDICAL COSTS OF PREVENTABLE INJURIES

A major budget-buster for companies is unexpected medical costs from work injuries. While most are truly accidents, many workplace injuries could have been prevented with the right gear. Safety equipment means an upfront cost – but that is cheaper than the cost of treating common workplace injuries.  Read More...


    

UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF WORKING IN LOW-TEMPERATURE INDOOR ENVIRONMENTS​

Modern technology has done a lot to prevent perishable items from going bad too quickly. Refrigeration and freezing mean food, medicine, flowers and more all last longer and can be more widely available. But the conditions created to store and transport these items, while great for the products, are not ideal working conditions for the dedicated employees who handle them. Indoor temperature-controlled environments present unique challenges that go beyond the low temperatures.  Read More...


    

Base Layers Shouldn’t Drag You Down​

When you work in the cold you know that layering is a major factor for staying warm. You likely spent a lot of time choosing the outer layer like jackets for employees, but what about base layers? Do you provide base layers or just let employees choose what they wear, which could leave them vulnerable? The wrong base layer can impact performance and comfort just as much as a poor outer layer.  Read More...


    

RefrigiWear’s New Performance-Flex​

Labor-intensive jobs need personal protective equipment (PPE) that protects without hindering performance. When you add in a cold, harsh environment, the gear usually gets bulkier to provide adequate protection from the temperatures. These garments usually hinder performance because they are heavy and restrict movement. Often a decision needs to be made – do we sacrifice performance for total protection, or do we sacrifice protection for better performance?  Read More...