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Bros Welding Safety Tips: Surviving Saskatchewan Winters

posted by Bros Welding    |   November 23, 2013 13:04

As we move into the winter months, it is important to be prepared for the harsh Saskatchewan temperatures that often dip below 30 degrees Celsius.

Clothing:  Invest in winter clothes that are made to withstand low temperatures. As a welder, you must also ensure that any winter outerwear that is worn while welding is fire retardant. Purchase steel toed boots that are made for winter. Don’t forget accessories such as gloves and headgear to protect your ears and keep your head warm.  

Vehicles:  It’s important to take the extra time to ensure that your vehicle is tuned up to avoid any unexpected issues when on the road in winter. To be prepared for any potential issues, all vehicles should be equipped with a roadside emergency kit which should include matches, candles, heat packs and blankets.

Shovelling:  Keep the walkways clear but always consider safety when you are shovelling. Shovelling and using salt, sand or other substances with ice melting properties will help reduce the potential for slip and fall incidents, which can and do cause serious injuries.

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