For most Americans, December is the time of year to celebrate the holidays with friends and family. Thanksgiving might be in the rearview mirror, but December brings with it many other reasons to celebrate. And as we all know, where there’s celebration there’s often food, and lots of it.
For many, a sweater or an extra degree on the thermostat is all that’s needed to keep warm at work on a cold day. Not so for those working outside or in an area that is poorly insulated or without heat.
Winter weather presents hazards including slippery roads/surfaces, strong winds and environmental cold. Employers must prevent illnesses, injuries, or fatalities, by controlling these hazards in workplaces impacted by winter weather.
Ergodyne has announced today a new addition to its N-Ferno® Line of warming gear. The 6823 Realtree® Windproof Hinged Balaclava is designed to heat the heads of workers, hunters, or anyone else trying to keep warm.
Our new, inherently FR and arc-rated Cold Warrior™ Convertible Balaclava stands between you and punishing temperatures, while safeguarding you against the hazards of the job. The top has high/low interior grid construction that maximizes warmth yet promotes breathability, while the bottom has a wind-resistant outer surface with lofted fleece interior to retain body heat.
Available now, Our new Cold Snap™ Balaclava is the face saving solution to reach for when the mercury drops. Inherently FR and arc-rated, this headwear packs a punch with excellent stretch, flat-stitch design on the top portion for increased hard-hat comfort and fast moisture-wicking for increased breathability and dry time.
Some people will have no choice but to go outside and brave the extreme cold. That's true for food delivery services, EMS, construction workers, and heating and cooling contractors. The cold days are simply days on the job, but the cold brings more risks.
One would expect subzero temperatures in the Arctic Circle and understand the need for a coat, but employees working in a 40-degree-below-zero Fahrenheit freezer at Birds Eye Foods Inc. in Darien were left in the cold. An investigation by OSHA found that the company expected employees to work in extreme temperatures without properly insulated personal protective equipment*.
Among the articles in the October 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we answer questions on dangerous dusts, discuss respiratory protection programs and the risks and benefits of smoke tubes, and learn how to get creative with training programs.