Did You Know Winter Hydration Is Important?

Originally published by the following source: SBC MagazineNovember 21, 2019
by NFC Staff

   

With winter kicking off a bit earlier than normal in many parts of the country, now is a good time to revisit general jobsite safety best practices for working in cold weather. Here are a few of the basics to keep in mind:

  • Dress for the weather.
    • Invest in quality gloves, socks, and boots.
    • Wear layers so you can adjust for changing conditions.
    • Stay dry with a wicking base layer and waterproof outer layer. 
    • Cover as much of your exposed skin as you can, including your head.
  • Stay well nourished.
  • Take extra warming breaks.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of the most common cold-induced illnesses and injuries including hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Stay hydrated. It may not seem like it but, it’s just as important in cold weather as in hot weather.

NFC’s FrameSAFE program includes a Toolbox Talk to use with your workers.

Take a few minutes to review the following resources to help keep everyone on your jobsites safe this winter:

Do you have a recommendation for winter gear that is well worth the investment or a pro tip that makes working in winter weather more bearable? Email us to share your suggestions or provide additional suggestions for how to thrive in the cold.

 

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