Construction safety is important every day of the year, but now that we are in the thick of the winter, it is especially important. There are weather hazards just about everywhere on a winter job site. Working in the cold can present various problems for construction workers, and keeping your hands safe and warm is one of the most essential keys to staying safe. Without suitable work gloves, you lose the hand dexterity you need to work safely. Luckily at G&M Services, we put an emphasis on proper glove use at work, especially during these cold winter months. Read on for a few tips for picking the right winter handwear to help keep you safe!
Stay Dry to Keep Warm
Staying dry is crucial to staying warm in the winter. If you know that you’ll be coming into contact with cold water while doing your job, make the right construction safety glove choice and choose something that is coated with a waterproof membrane. If you are not going to encounter any water, it still isn’t a bad idea to wear a pair of gloves that have some light waterproofing, just in case, there is a bit of unexpected snow or ice on your work route.
Use Some Thinsulate
While we often don’t like to name drop, Thinsulate is one of the best materials out there for your gloves if you are looking to stay both dry and warm. It works great up to below 20 degrees Fahrenheit and isn’t too thick, which means you can properly do your concrete cutting or drilling. Thinsulate is fantastic for construction safety since it uses a lot of thin layers of polymers to keep whatever is inside warm and uses wicking properties to keep your hands dry.
Protect Your Fingertips
We lose plenty of heat in our extremities before we lose heat in our cores, so protecting our fingertips and toes should be a huge priority. If you choose inexpensive or low-quality work gloves, heat will escape along the ends and the seams of the gloves, leaving your fingertips freezing and construction safety forgotten. If your fingertips are cold, then you may not be able to perform at your highest at work, which could lead to inadequate work. Choose a pair of gloves with extra insulation along the tips, and you will stay warm, fuzzy, and dry while working!
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G&M Services is proud of our employees and the dedication they have for safety in the workplace. We reward our employees for displaying positive safety practices. We incorporate weekly and monthly discussions and meetings to ensure that all involved know how to handle equipment and potentially risky situations during a project. We offer services in the way of concrete core-drilling and sawing, concrete scanning, Air Barriers, Firestop, and BIM Project Management and Coordination. To get started with us, call today at 410-787-8828 or visit our contact page. Follow the official company page today on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.