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Choosing the Right Winter Safety Coat for Outdoor Work

Doug December 16, 2016 0

Knowing how to do your job properly isn’t the only thing you need to think about when you’re on the job site. You also need to ensure that you’re kept safe and comfortable, no matter what industry you hail from. But working around motorists poses an added level of danger compared to many other types of jobs. After all, you need to make sure that you are clearly visible to passing motorists in order to avoid being struck and suffering serious injuries, or worse.

To add another dimension to the safety and comfort level while on the job, the winter weather poses another challenge. Not only do you need to make sure that you are clearly seen thanks to hi vis workwear, you also need to make sure that you are warm enough. Not being dressed in proper attire when working in frigid temperatures can put you at risk for hypothermia and other health issues.

However, the comfort and warmth level are not the only factors to consider when it comes to winter work attire. You also need to ensure that whatever apparel you are wearing does not make your job difficult or interfere with your tasks. This is especially true for jobs that involve intricate tasks that require complete freedom of movement and motion.

You will also want to make sure that the gear you wear is not just warm, but waterproof as well. Snow can quickly melt and seep through fabrics that are not specifically designed to keep moisture and water out

Other factors to consider can include things such as whether or not removable hoods, multiple pockets, elasticized waistlines, and other details are necessary. At the end of the day, the type of safety apparel you choose should be done with careful consideration of all factors involved, including your particular tasks on the job, the surrounding temperature, and your specific needs and comfort level.

Consider what will work best for you when it comes to safety, performance, and comfort prior to making your decision. Stay safe this winter, and stay warm!

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