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Winter in the Workplace and Cold Weather Safety

winter work wearThe end of summer surely offers a sigh of relief for those who've endured those brutally hot and muggy days working outdoors over the last couple of months. With the season's change comes a short stretch of cool fall weather before the opposite extreme inevitably sets in; winter.
 
While many might prefer to work in the scorching heat of summer as compared to the bitterly cold months of winter, not everyone is fortunate enough to have that choice - and just as working in the hot summer sun calls for special attention to safety, so does working in the frigid winter air. Instead of worrying about hydration and body temperature to reduce the chances of heat exhaustion or stroke, the focus for the cold weather months is staying warm and the protection of your extremities from frost bite. Along with the brutally cold temperatures comes the additional dangers of ice and snow, which is particularly important when performing road work near high traffic areas or to those operating heavy equipment.
 
Of course one of the most important factors to working outdoors during the winter is to stay warm, so proper clothing is key. However, piling on layer after layer of heavy clothing isn't always the best solution. Too much clothing can cause excessive sweating and reduced mobility, not to mention the annoyance and difficulty of wearing high visibility apparel over your already bulky clothing. Thankfully, there are plenty of manufacturers who've designed work wear that delivers maximum protection from the elements while offering the enhanced safety of high visibility apparel.
 
At HiVis Supply, we carry a wide range of winter work wear from the top brand names in the industry. From insulated bibs and overprints to bomber jackets, parkas, work gloves, hats and more, we have everything you'll need to stay warm and visible all season long. This includes a variety of ANSI compliant winter wear for class 1, 2, 3, and even FR as well as non-ANSI garments.
 
Our large inventory and everyday low prices allow you to browse hundreds of products and find the perfect gear for your job at a price you can afford. Not only will you be warm and comfortable on the job, you'll retain maximum mobility and enhanced safety each time you step out into the workplace. With proper protection from the weather you can focus your energy on more important things, like your work.
 
Get a head start on winter this year. Stay safe, keep warm and save money by visiting our website to check out our high visibility winter work wear. When the cold weather hits, you'll be glad you did!

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