Working outside in cold weather conditions can be tough—not to mention dangerous. Luckily, thanks to advancements in cold weather arc-rated flame resistant clothing (FRC), it’s easier than ever to avoid the dangers of heat and cold stress without compromising on safety and compliance. Plan ahead for both safety and comfort by using all three layers of your FRC system— the inner layer, outer layer, and waterproof layer— to your advantage.
Moisture management is critical for staying warm in cold weather and avoiding dangerous conditions like hypothermia. This is because, if you work hard and sweat, moisture-absorbing fabrics like cotton will hold the water against your skin and can make you uncomfortably cold.