Cold Weather Construction Safety Talk
Dress Safely for the Cold Weather While Working Outside in the Construction Industry
We all need to be aware of cold weather construction safety – especially since winter has arrived. One of the best things you can do is dress properly so you can keep warm while at work. You can try dressing in layers so you can add or remove clothing as required. Layers of light-weight clothing will also keep you warmer than a single layer of heavy clothes.
To practice good cold weather construction safety, you should also wear suitable cold weather head protection to prevent the loss of body heat. This will also protect your ears from possible frostbite. When making clothing choices, be sure they do not pose an entanglement hazard such as long scarves, loose sleeves, and draw strings. Your clothing should also fit correctly and never restrict your movement. If you’re ever in doubt about what to wear to work, please check the weather forecast and dress accordingly.