Ergodyne announced its launch of new products to their extensive line of N-Ferno cold-weather gear. These new additions come just in time as retailers and customers start to think ahead to the winter months.
“We listened to worker feedback on the type of protection they need on the job in the winter, and made some additions and improvements to some of our best-sellers,” says Alsie Nelson, Senior Product Manager, Ergodyne. Some improvements include adding a universal bump cap insert into their popular balaclava face mask and beanie hat.
“Worker-generated impacts to the head are often overlooked, but can result in nasty injuries that lead to lost time and substantial expense," adds Nelson. "Adding bump cap functionality to these winter worksite favorites is an easy, cost-effective measure for mitigating the harm those accidents cause."
Other worker-centered additions to this lineup include a beanie cap with super-bright LED lights for up-close and distance illumination, warm hard hat liners with detachable mouthpieces, a neoprene mouthpiece for hard hat winter liners, and a soft knit hat with reflective badge.
Proper winter workwear is critical when the temperatures start to drop. Excessive exposure to cold temperatures, wind and moisture can cause frostbite and hypothermia in the most severe cases. Frostbite is the most common injury resulting in exposure to extreme cold and it usually occurs on fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks and chin. Frostbite can be spotted by a loss of color or feeling in affected areas. If not caught early, it can cause tissue death. Workers can protect themselves this winter by wearing warm, dry clothing in loose layers that they can add/remove as the weather dictates.