Extreme Cold Body Protection

Did you know that commercial walk-in refrigerators & freezers temperatures can reach a low of more than -18 ℃? The requirement for these extreme temperatures is especially crucial in the food industry to ensure that raw materials are kept at the optimal range to ensure freshness as long as possible. However, from a Health & Safety perspective, this presents a challenge to ensure that our crews are safe when working in these sorts of facilities and are exposed to extremely cold temperatures. What could potentially happen when one is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for periods of time without proper protective gear? Well, according to OSH Canada:

Cooling of body parts may result in various cold injuries – with hypothermia being the most serious. Nonfreezing cold injuries include chilblain, immersion foot, and trenchfoot. Freezing injuries include frostnip and frostbite.

The toes, fingers, ears, and nose are at the greatest risk because these areas do not have major muscles to produce heat. In addition, the body preserves heat by keeping the internal organs warm; thus, reducing the flow of blood to the extremities under cold conditions. In addition, hands and feet tend to get cold more quickly than the body (torso) because:

  • they lose heat more rapidly since they have a higher surface-area-to-volume ratio, and
  • they are more likely to be in contact with colder surfaces than other parts of the body.

If the eyes are not protected with goggles in high wind chill conditions, the corneas of the eyes may freeze. One of the most severe cold injuries is hypothermia which occurs from excessive loss of body heat and the consequent lowering of the inner core temperature (internal temperature of the body). Hypothermia can be fatal.

At Industrial Nerds, we carry reliable thermal protection to keep your crew safe onsite from these sorts of extremely cold temperatures!

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SKU DETAILED DESCRIPTIONAVAILABLE COLORSAPPROVAL(S)CATALOGUE
DP-APP-0001DP NORDLBMGT Nordland PU Coated Polyester Oxford Cold Storage Parka
Color : Navy Blue
Size : L
Lead time : Ex - stock else is 14 - 18 weeks upon confirmation of order
Navy BlueEN ISO 13688, EN 342Download Catalog
DP-APP-0002DP ICEBEBMGT Iceberg PU Coated Polyester Oxford Cold Storage Dungarees
Color : Navy Blue
Size : L
Lead time : Ex - stock else is 14 - 18 weeks upon confirmation of order
Navy BlueEN ISO 13688, EN 342Download Catalog