Feelings in your hands that is! Growing up my mom always said, “Cold hands mean a warm heart.” While that may be true, in an industrial setting, cold hands can mean a dangerous situation. It’s that time of year in many parts of the country where the early mornings and evening temperatures are a foreshadowing of the winter weather that is coming at us sooner than many would like. You know, that first snowy morning where you start cleaning your windshield and even though your gloves are in your trunk you press on because it will only take a minute? Cold temps on unprotected hands can be dangerous.
Cold weather can endanger lives and destroy the well being of workers whose jobs put them in the midst of frigid temperatures and extreme weather conditions. According to OSHA, protective clothing is recommended for work at or below 4 degrees Celsius or below 39.2 degree Fahrenheit.