Superior Glove LogoClick to Call
MENU
Superior Glove Works, Ltd.

Bienvenidos a nuestra página web en Español, exclusiva para el territorio Mexicano.

Welcome visitors from Mexico! Visit our Mexico specific website in English.

Call us: (888) 428-1210

Superior Glove Newsletter

"Over 70% of hand & arm injuries could have been prevented with the proper protection equipment."

Injuries cost over $2000 on average. If reading our newsletter helps you prevent even one injury, isn’t that worth it?

Sign Up Now - it's free! (you can unsubscribe at any time)

No thanks, I don't need free safety tips or advice

Thanks for signing up!

Thank you for joining our newsletter list. You will receive your first issue shortly.

Don't forget to follow Superior Glove's social channels:

Close this and start browsing our gloves.

Superior Glove Newsletter

Hand injuries cost over $2,000 on average. If reading our newsletter helps you prevent even one injury, isn't that worth it?

You can unsubscribe at any time

No thanks, I don't want to prevent hand injuries.

Enjoying this post? Tell your friends!

Like this post? Share it!

Foolproof Ways to Avoid Frostbite and Hypothermia at Work

by Frank MacDonald on January 21, 2016

Comments (0)


Avoid frostbite and hypothermia on the job

There are better ways to keep warm at work.

Winter is in full swing, and you can tell by the chill in your bones. Every season has some hazards, but cold weather injury can creep up on you and cause lasting harm. Hypothermia and frostbite are the primary concerns this time of year. But with the right precautions and hand protection, you can work a lot more safely outdoors.

Here’s how you can help avoid frostbite and hypothermia when Old Man Winter is wreaking havoc.

1. Keep Your Head Covered
 
winter-buddy
A lot of body heat is lost through the top of your head, which is why Mayo Clinic advises that you keep covered when working outdoors in cold weather. Even if you wear a hardhat, you also need to have thermal protection against your skin.

Your face and neck also lose heat, and are at risk of frostbite. Wearing full cover garments such as close-fitting, insulating hoods that cover everything but your eyes is a good idea, since noses and ears are especially prone to injury from the cold.

2. Avoid Overexertion and Stay Dry

Since exertion is part of the job for most people who work outdoors, there’s a good reason to take it easier when the weather is dangerously cold. When you work too hard, you sweat. Sweat dampens your clothing, which increases body heat loss. Feet are at a high risk of frostbite, so choose socks that help keep you warm even if they do get damp. Wool is a good choice, as are some newer synthetics that combine moisture wicking with insulation.
wool sweater-socks
Extremities aren’t the only areas where you could suffer frostbite. Wear clothing in layers instead of one or two heavy garments, and keep a moisture-wicking layer next to your skin. On the outer layers, opt for water-repellent fabrics that keep out rain and melting snow.

3. Don’t Work Alone

Even if you prefer to do solitary work, the Safety Services Company says that wintertime calls for the buddy system. It’s not just a good idea — it can actually prevent you from getting hypothermia and frostbite.

Symptoms of mild hypothermia include fatigue, confusion, and lack of coordination, among others. Once it advances to moderate hypothermia, decision-making is also impaired. However, when you use the buddy system, you each have someone else watching out for danger signs.

4. Always Wear Your PPE

The most important part of your winter weather gear is obviously your personal protective equipment (aka PPE); the most important tools that you own are your hands. So keep them safe from frostbite with cold weather gloves. Many of the gloves that you already use are available in cold weather versions. Add Thermolite® 13-gauge Glove Liners as an under layer to keep moisture away, too.
S13THWH-480-Thermolite-Liners-Heat-Trapping-Thermolite-Glove-Liners-Winter-Gloves-IMG
There’s no reason to sacrifice function for protection against cold weather, not when there are so many gloves to choose from. We have winter gloves for good dexterity, mechanic work, cut resistance, anti-impact, and many others.

Winter weather is no joke. While the summer heat can cause its own problems, the cold is painful, and potentially deadly. The best advice for staying safe is to wear the right kind of clothing, stay hydrated, eat a hot meal, and wear protective gloves to keep hypothermia and frostbite away.

Want to ensure that your workers are wearing the right pair of winter work gloves for their application and its corresponding hazards? Click the thumbnail below to have a look our helpful “Guide to Choosing the Best Winter Work Gloves” infographic — we know your hands will thank you!

thumb-infograph-winter

button-download-animated


Like this post?   Rate it.   Save it.   Share it!

Rating: 4.00
based on 4 rating(s)

Click a star to rate:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
Loading...

 

Share Your Comments



Related Articles

Email Newsletter

Newsletter: Send me useful tips, industry articles and new product announcements (every month or so).

Subscribe today
Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

The Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Superior Glove™ website. On some pages, you can make requests and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:

  • Name and Company Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Website address

How We Use Information

We use the information you provide about yourself when making an inquiry or requesting consultation only to complete that request. We do not share this information with outside parties.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

You can register with our website if you would like to receive our newsletter as well as updates on our new services. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the registration form.

Although information from those who contact us through our website is used to improve the design of it, it is done in a non-identified, purely statistical fashion. We do not share it with outside parties, in any form, at any time.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Accessibility Policy

Superior Glove Works Ltd. is committed to excellence in serving all customers including people with disabilities. View our Accessible Customer Service Plan.

Let's Connect
 

Superior Glove Works Ltd. – Work and Safety Gloves Copyright 2017 | Call us: 1-888-428-1210
A leading manufacturer, distributor and wholesale supplier of work, safety and industrial gloves since 1910.

Sign up ONE TIME ONLY for free
unlimited access to all of our downloads.

*After signing up, this page will refresh and you’ll be able to download.

BEFORE YOU GO

Download the Definitive Guide to Hand Protection for FREE.

Hand Injury Rates are Reduced by 60% when using the right gloves.

No thanks, my hands are safe