Changing seasons can bring a plethora of hazards to a workplace, especially when it comes to winter weather. Some of the most common accidents that can occur as a result of winter conditions are slips, trips and falls.
While protecting against a hazard is your first and most obvious concern when choosing protective clothing, it might be just as important to consider the environment. If workers are uncomfortable, they can be tempted to cut corners on safety.
Heat may get the headlines, but a study from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found that cold weather is 20 times as deadly as hot weather. That study corroborates a U.S. study that found cold kills more than double the number of Americans as heat does.
If outdoor workers are outfitted with proper PPE, their risks of getting hypothermia, frostbite, or catching a cold are greatly diminished. A side benefit of wearing proper PPE in harsh elements is that workers are more comfortable, which helps to improve performance and productivity.
Wolverine, the more than 130-year-old Michigan-based brand known for its quality work boots and apparel, introduces the Ironwood Jacket, providing exceptional ease of moment through a fully gusseted bi-swing back and articulated elbow design.
We get it: choosing the right winter work gloves is snow joke. You want a pair that will not only keep you in tip-top shape while you’re hard at work, but ones that will also keep your hands toasty and warm throughout the winter season.