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IMPROVING DRIVER RETENTION AND RECRUITING​

Protecting your employees is a top concern of every manager. For drivers, there are safety concerns for both when they are in and out of their truck, and one of the largest safety concerns is being on foot in low visibility environments. High Visibility garments provide added safety when at large distribution centers or in busy yards with moving vehicles, making emergency stops or in any lowlight condition.  Read more...


    

HIGH VISIBILITY APPAREL FOR DRIVERS​

Protecting your employees is a top concern of every manager. For drivers, there are safety concerns for both when they are in and out of their truck, and one of the largest safety concerns is being on foot in low visibility environments. High Visibility garments provide added safety when at large distribution centers or in busy yards with moving vehicles, making emergency stops or in any lowlight condition.  Read more...


    

THE IMPACT OF PROPER ERGONOMICS ON DRIVER WELLNESS​

The overall health and wellness of drivers are rising concerns in the transportation industry – not just because companies care about their employees’ well being, but because health issues are increasingly contributing to the driver shortage. New health regulations are taking drivers off the road and chronic health issues are forcing early retirement for others. Read more...


    

TEMPERATURE CONTROL UNDER FSMA​

The Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, creates new regulations for every aspect of food production, from source to consumer. Currently, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from foodborne diseases each year.1FSMA was created to address, reduce and prevent these cases of foodborne illness. FSMA regulations address every area of the supply chain, including storing and transporting food. Read more...


    

Driver Checklist

As a Driver you need to be prepared for many scenarios – not just during your regular duties, but also in case of emergency. Whether that is protecting your hands from the impact of daily duties, dealing with rain in mild temps or snow in subzero temps, it is important to have the proper protective gear.Read more...


    

SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS ARE A PREVENTABLE COST 

There are many costs that go into running a business, but one of the highest costs is also one of the most preventable. Injuries caused by slips, trips and falls cost over $70 Billion dollars each year – with 95 million work days being missed due to slip, trip and fall accidents1. Yet, with better preparation and policies, many of these accidents could be avoided, saving costs and preventing productivity dips.Read more...


    

The Important Role of Hand Protection in Performance

Working in cold conditions requires a combination of personal protective equipment: a jacket and pants/bib for warmth; boots that won’t slip on slick surfaces; base layers that wick away moisture; and gloves that protect your most important tools—your hands. Read more...

  


    

HOW OVERDRESSING CAN HURT PRODUCTIVITY

It is not uncommon for people to believe jackets are interchangeable – they think “if it is good for -30° it must be even better for 0°!” Or “this coat is thicker than that one – it must be better!” Unfortunately, not only are these untrue, they can lead to the purchase of personal protective equipment that hurts productivity rather than helps it...Read more...

  


    

HEAT LOSS IN COLD WORK ENVIRONMENTS

How to combat it and the loss of productivity The cold air necessary for your work zone makes your employees cold - but that’s only because the body loses heat in more than one way. If you are prepared to combat heat loss, you can keep your employees warm in almost any environment.Read more...

  


    

CHOOSING HIGH VISIBILITY APPAREL AND BEST PRACTICES

Protecting your employees is a top concern of every manager. This means more than safety glasses, protective gloves, and gear appropriate for the temperature. When you have vehicle traffic of any kind – delivery trucks, fork lifts, construction equipment – it is important that your employees can be seen by the workers operating moving equipment. High Visibility (HiVis) apparel addresses this need; however, often managers and employees aren’t clear on exactly who needs HiVis clothing and what kind needs to be worn. Read more...

  

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Personal Protective Equipment and Tight Margins

Every manager has to carefully consider cost and revenue, weighing employee satisfaction, productivity, necessary expenses, and numerous other details. The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) you choose for your employees is a cost, but the proper PPE program also helps enhance your team’s productivity, reduce safety incidents, and ultimately, reduce overall costs. Read more...


    

The Role of Personal Protective Equipment in Sanitation and Avoiding Cross-Contamination

Sanitation and avoiding cross-contamination are concerns in any food processing plant, and managers do everything possible to avoid it. From in-depth handling procedures to floor sprays at each door, many steps are taken to ensure the quality and safety of the food products being handled.    Read more...


    

The Real Cost of Employee Turnover

When it comes to high employee turnover, many managers assume that's just how it is in their industry, or accept that it is part of the cost of doing business. But what is the actual cost of employee turnover? It’s much higher than you realize. Read more...


    

Processing Boots: Recommended Usage

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in processing industries has to take into account workers, their environment as well as the hygienic demands of their workplace. This means that items like boots and gloves need to help workers be safe and productive in areas with water Read more...


    

Comfort Ratings Guide

What Is A Comfort Rating? A comfort rating is a temperature or temperature range in which a particular piece of insulated clothing, boot or glove would protect you. Comfort ratings on insulated clothes range from -60°F to 20°F, footwear ranges from -100°F to 15°F and gloves range from -30°F to 10°F. Read more....


    

How To Choose A Winter Jacket

When shopping for your next winter jacket, do you know what to actually look for? If there is one thing RefrigiWear knows well, it's how to create a garment for cold conditions.. There are 4 main things to consider Read more....


    

Key Terms and Definitions

A resource that explains commonly used phrases and terms in RefrigiWear's product lines. Read more....


    

Cold Tips

Your clothing keeps you warm, safe and productive in cold environments but choosing the right clothing is only part of the picture. To make it simple, here are 10 cold facts that can help you stay warm. Read More...


    

Protecting Perishables for the Broadline Foodservice Distribution Industry

Every day, some 276 million meals are consumed away from home in the U.S. alone. This only happens with the work of Broadline Foodservice Distributors. Broadliners serve restaurants, fast food chains, grocery stores, nursing homes, hospitals and more. Read More...


    

Extreme Softshell

Read about the new Extreme Softshell collection from RefrigiWear...our warmest garments ever! What makes these items so desirable for anyone working (or playing) in cold environments? Read more....


    

Popularity Of Softshell - Why RefrigiWear Softshell?

Softshell clothing is one of latest trends in the cold weather clothing industry, getting its start with sports like golf and sailing. For cold weather and cold environments, the fact that we can make it fashionable and functional make softshell one of our most demanded types of winter jackets. Read More...


    

Guide to Selecting Gloves

With so many options for gloves in the world, it can become overwhelming when searching for your next pair. We can help by clarifying some common features and terms you will see when shopping for handwear. As we discuss features and benefits, consider the environment in which you will be using your gloves. Read More...


    

How and Why to Choose a Puffer Jacket

There are many puffer jackets in the world of winter clothing, so here are a few things to consider before making your final decision. After all, when navigating these waters, you will see pricing from $80 to over $1500, so a couple of tips might make you a little richer is addition to more comfortable. Read More...


    

Understanding Fleece Jackets and Fleece Vests

Customers ask us all of the time, "What is the best fleece jacket to buy?" This can be a hard question to answer because there are so many fleece jackets and vests in the marketplace. Like so many other types of outerwear, choosing a fleece jacket or vest really comes down to one question: how will you use it. Read More...


    

The Science of Comfort Ratings

RefrigiWear Comfort Ratings are guidelines that help communicate the level of warmth a person can expect from our products under normal activity levels. To assign a temperature rating, RefrigiWear takes into account key elements of the garment's construction. Read More...


    

Guide to Pac Boots

A pac boot is actually named for a pac, or what was traditionally a moccasin-type soft shoe worn inside an outer shoe or boot. These liners can be made from a variety of materials, but they are considerably more substantial than a sock (even a thick one!).  Read More... 


    

Guide to Leather Work Boots

Selecting leather work boots for frozen or extreme-cold environments can seem like a daunting task, but RefrigiWear has the expertise to guide you. Firstly, you must remember that an insulated leather work boot being worn on -30°F freezer floors needs to be constructed differently. Read More...


    

How to Use Glove Liners

When looking for hand protection, glove liners can be easily overlooked or used incorrectly. Glove liners are thin gloves that are usually worn inside other mitts or gloves to provide an extra layer of protection,   Read More...