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Tips to Beat the Cold on a Winter Construction Site

 

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Beat the cold on your construction site with these winter safety tips!

Getting through the winter can be tough, and nobody really wants to work outside in freezing temperatures. However, there’s still work that needs to be done during the winter. When you’re working outside on a construction site, it’s important that you take the proper precautions to keep yourself warm and safe. Here are a few of our safety tips for beating the cold this winter!

Wear the Right Clothing

Now is the time to dig your thermal clothing out of the back of the closet! However, just wearing your thermal insulated coveralls is not always enough. Make sure that you are wearing the correct layers of clothing before you enter the construction site. Here’s a guide on what to wear:

  • First layer: This layer should be made of a moisture-wicking material that helps draw sweat away from the body.
  • Second layer: The next layer should be of a breathable material that insulates the body, like fleece.
  • Outer layer: Finally, your outer layer should be a waterproof and windproof jacket. Everything you wear should still allow you to be flexible and comfortable.
  • Protective gloves: Be sure to also wear protective gloves, since most workers rely on their hands to get the job done.
  • On your feet: Wear an inner sock made of silk, nylon, or thin wool paired with a large outer sock made of polypropylene, which wicks moisture away from your feet. On top of that, wear slip-resistant, insulated boots. You may want to try out some insoles to make sure that your feet are comfortable, especially if you are standing for most of the day.

Take Breaks

It’s important to get the job done quickly, but it’s just as important to make sure that you are not pushing your body past its limits. Be sure to know the signs of hypothermia and get yourself or others to a warm break area if you notice any of these signs. Here’s what to look for:

  • Shivering (shivering will stop as hypothermia worsens)
  • Confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Hunger
  • Lack of coordination
  • Increased heart rate
  • Clumsiness
  • Slurred speech

If you notice any of these symptoms, be sure to take a break in a warm area until you feel better. It also helps to bring warm, carb-heavy foods for lunch to keep your body energized.

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Serving Maryland's Commercial & Residential Builders & Developers Since 1928 Reliable Contracting Company, Inc. maintains a reputation as a leader in the construction industry. Our clientele includes builders, developers, individuals and government agencies. With projects ranging in cost from $10,000 to over $10 million, Reliable can be seen working on Maryland's roads, highways, airports, office parks, shopping centers, hospitals, churches, and residential neighborhoods earning our reputation by providing clients with consistent quality and dedication to their projects. Reliable Contracting Co., Inc. is a Proud Member of the following organizations: Associated Builders and Contractors, Chesapeake Chapter - www.abc-chesapeake.org Maryland Asphalt Association - www.mdasphalt.org Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association - www.mtbma.org National Asphalt Paving Association (NAPA) - www.asphaltpavement.org West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce - www.waaccc.org Leadership Anne Arundel - www.leadershipaa.org National Federation of Independent Business - www.nfib.com U.S. Chamber of Commerce - www.uschamber.com Homebuilders Association of MD - www.homebuilders.org
2410 Evergreen Road
Gambrills
MD
21054
USA
Serving Maryland's Commercial & Residential Builders & Developers Since 1928 Introduction Reliable Contracting Company, Inc. maintains a reputation as a leader in the construction industry. Our clientele includes builders, developers, individuals and government agencies. With projects ranging in cost from $10,000 to over $10 million, Reliable can be seen working on Maryland's roads, highways, airports, office parks, shopping centers, hospitals, churches, and residential neighborhoods earning our reputation by providing clients with consistent quality and dedication to their projects.
2410 Evergreen Road, Suite 200
Gambrills
MD
21054
USA