You’ve probably been outside in the cold and felt the chill, stomping on your feet, and rubbing your hands. Construction workers face additional hazards due to seasonal changes. They don’t have the option of sheltering indoors. There are many ways to keep warm and dry when working in winter. patcocommercial.com success has been built on our reputation as reliable and trustworthy, as well as having a vast in-depth knowledge of construction. Patco Construction has been in the business for more than 35 years, which is a record that few general contractors can match. Our construction firm offers design-build services that include: planning design, designing, preconstruction engineering , and construction until completion. Each project is a unique problem, and each one has its own unique demands and obstacles. We’re sure that you’ll be able to find Patco.com a trustworthy guide on the building project you are working on.
Cold Weather Gear
Layering is key to staying warm. Layer at least three layers of clothing, with an outer layer that protects from wind and rain. To keep your hands warm and dry, use cold weather gloves and waterproof boots that have insulation. Wear a hat, hood or scarf that covers your ears and neck. Knit face masks protect your cheeks and nose. Glasses that wrap around your face prevent the cold wind from straining your eyes.
Certain jobs will require you to work in damp areas or through severe weather conditions. Your outer layer is your protection from the elements and keeps you dry. You should have waterproof coveralls and jackets. You can use treated leather for your boots. There are special synthetic fabrics that are made for this purpose. Your clothes should be strong but flexible enough to allow you to work.
Protect all exposed skin
Each ounce of skin that is exposed lets a small amount of your body’s heat escape. It’s crucial to cover as much skin as you can. While most of your gear will cover your larger body areas, the joints between garments can allow some heat to escape. Your sleeves and gloves should be cinched in. Make sure that your pants cover the tops of your boots. To cover the spaces between your jacket and your hat, wrap your neck in a scarf. Coveralls and coats with tears or holes should be repaired or replaced.
Warmth: Eat and drink
Your body will work harder to maintain your internal temperature when you’re exposed to cold temperatures. Even if you’re not active, being outside in cold temperatures can cause exhaustion. A high-calorie meal such as pasta can help you maintain your core temperature. Your body uses calories to heat you.
To promote natural metabolic processes, it is important to keep your body hydrated. Drink plenty of warm, sugary drinks and avoid caffeine. Sugars add calories to your body to maintain your core temperature.