Common cold weather hazards in the workplace and how to avoid them

The cold weather season is upon us and with it there are particular work hazards to be aware of. Here are some safety issues to consider and helpful tips to keep everyone safe.

Manual handling injuries

Manual tasks ranging from lifting to more dexterous tasks carry more risks in colder environments. Studies show that the physiological effect of exposure to cold temperature on the hands makes it harder to grip, and reduces strength, sensitivity and dexterity, which can lead to accidents. In addition, workers exposed to cold temperatures are more likely to experience musculoskeletal problems.

Gloves are a natural solution to help ensure hands are kept warm.

These extra-tough PVC coated freezer gloves are very good for working in cold conditions and can be used in a variety of applications.

Extra Tough PVC coated freezer glove, Black size 8 (M), 9 (L) or 10 (XL) £5.28