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What to do When Jack Frost Nips at more than your Nose

Posted by Katherine Burlock on

The two most common environmental injuries to Canadian outdoor workers are, in order of prevalence, sunburn and frostbite. While it is possible to get sunburnt year round, frostbite is a concern only in the colder half of the year in most of Canada. Frostbite can be serious – if left untreated it can lead to the loss of fingers and toes – but it is possible to prevent frostbite, and treatment for early stage frostbite can be done at home or on the jobsite. What is frostbite? Frostbite is the medical term describing what happens when tissue (skin) freezes due...

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Winter Work Hazards – Slips and Falls

Posted by Katherine Burlock on

Icy weather brings added danger to the Canadian worksite. Even if your job is predominantly indoors, slips and falls on icy sidewalks, parking lots, or on slush brought in from outside can cause serious injuries to Canadian workers. While there is no way to completely eliminate the risks presented by icy and wet weather, there are ways to lower the chances of slips and falls in the workplace and help keep everyone safe this winter. Ice is not nice If you ask most people to think of winter ice, they’ll describe an opaque layer of frozen water on the sidewalk...

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Winter Outerwear that Works

Posted by Katherine Burlock on

We’ve written before about ways to stay warm when working outside in winter , and about the importance of good winter work boots and gloves . Now it’s time to add the next piece of the winter work wear puzzle – outerwear. While waterproof and insulated coveralls are the best option to keep your legs warm, there’s no question that a good work coat will help keep you warm and dry on even the coldest day. Just as you don’t wear your everyday snow boots to work outside in, you shouldn’t wear your everyday winter jacket as a work jacket....

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Staying Warm with Lined Pants and Coveralls this Winter

Posted by Katherine Burlock on

One of the worst things about working outside in the winter is when your legs get cold. Often this happens because we aren’t wearing enough layers, but sometimes it is caused by air getting between the layers – such as when a cold wind gets between your snow pants and your work pants. Or when your workpants get wet and you get chilled right to the bone. Sometimes even the best layers create issues of their own – chaffing and bunching uncomfortably at the most inconvenient times. One way to solve these problems is with lined work pants and lined...

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Why High Visibility Work Wear is a Must for Canadian Winters

Posted by Katherine Burlock on

Even though we’re past the shortest day of the year, Canadian winters are known for their lack of daylight hours, and snow and blustery conditions can further hamper visibility. If you work outside in Canadian winters, you not only need good, warm boots and work clothes, but ones that make you visible to drivers of all types of vehicles – be they your coworkers or people using the road you’re working on. High visibility work wear is designed for low light conditions and dramatically reduces the chance of injury by vehicle strike. Even workers in warehouses can benefit from high...

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