Working in Cold Weather and Treating Frostbite

An article in the February issue of Well Servicing Magazine talks about working in cold temperatures. One of the potential issues while working in cold temperatures is it can lead to frostbite. Since human cells and tissue consists mostly of water, they begin to freeze when the temperature goes below 32º F, and frostbite can set in. The Mayo Clinic warns about this and writes “The areas most likely to be affected are your hands,…

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Winter Weather Calls for Workrite Outerwear

Protect your employees with outerwear that looks good, feels comfortable and protects in harsh environments. Workrite has a broad range of outerwear garment styles—from jackets to coveralls and bibs—that work on the job and at home. Our high-quality construction techniques result in durable outerwear that will last for years in any season. Click here to view the 2013-2014 outerwear catalog.

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Temperature Ratings for Workrite FR Clothing

The temperature rating for each of the Workrite flame-resistant clothing styles listed below has been established by testing to ASTM F2732 Standard Practice for Determining the Temperature Ratings of Cold Weather Clothing. These ratings are based on the insulation value of the garment ensemble, over basic workwear, at a particular activity level referred to as Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET). And don’t forget – they can protect you from the cold, but more importantly these…

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