- Wear thermal clothing such as Under Armour cold gear. The thermals will seem to work wonders by keeping you warm on cold days.
- Wear insulated boots and thick socks to keep your feet warm. Steel toed boots are often referred to as "cold sinks," but the thick socks will keep your toes warm.
- Keep moving. Movement will keep blood flowing through your body and help keep you warm. However, if you sweat while you work, the sweat could freeze and cause you to become cold. To prevent this, change out of any clothes that you sweat in.
- Wear layers. It is better to become too warm and be able to remove clothing rather than be too cold.
- Wear gloves. Your fingers are very susceptible to frostbite, but insulated gloves will prevent frostbite and keep your hands warm.
- Take a break to drink a hot beverage such as hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. The hot drink will keep your body warm from the inside out.
- Wear a helmet liner to keep your head and neck warm. Wearing a scarf will also help keep your neck warm.
It is now winter in Pennsylvania, and temperatures are low. Workers in the nondestructive testing and related industries often work outside all day- no matter what the weather is. It is important for these workers to keep warm to prevent frostbite and hypothermia. Here are some tips for staying warm on the job site.
All of this gear can be expensive to buy, however the investment will be well worth it. Following these tips will help keep you warm on the job during the cold winter months.
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