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Maintenance

Case Study: Preventing Employee Turnover with Longer Lasting Freezer Wear

This RefrigiWear customer is one of the oldest cold storage companies in North America. They have facilities in the Gulf of Mexico and East Coast. They offer warehousing, transportation and import/export capabilities to a variety of different food related customers. Employees are using pallet jacks and forklifts to move product in a range of temperatures from 0° F to -30°F, requiring insulated protective clothing.  Read More...

Maintenance

When to Choose Enhanced Visibility or ANSI HiVis Protective Gear

Working in the cold is hard enough. When you throw in low light, obstructions, fast moving traffic or a high amount of moving vehicles / machinery, your job gets doubly hazardous. When you need to stay warm, stay safe and still get the job done, insulated gear that also offers added visibility needs to be your go-to.  Read More...

Maintenance

Choosing the Right Gear for Maintenance and Janitorial Staff

Working maintenance or janitorial is a vital role in any business. It’s a tough job that gets even tougher when you throw in near-freezing and subzero temps. When gearing up for a full day of work, make sure you are prepared and fully protected. Things to consider: Read More...

Quality

Quality Won't Be Compromised

Quality is not a single action, it’s a habit. And it isn’t just a buzzword we throw around at RefrigiWear. Quality is one of our Core Values. We’re so dedicated to quality, we put it on the wall of our lobby. Why? So every visitor that comes in sees our dedication. So every employee is reminded what we are striving for day after day. But what does that mean on a practical level? How do we ensure quality starting from design all the way through delivery and beyond? Read More...

Right Gear for forklift operators

Choosing the Right Gear Working as a Forklift Driver

As a forklift driver, you have a lot of responsibility. For the products you are handling, for the machinery you are operating, for the company property you work in and around and for your fellow employees. When you drive a lift in the freezer, you also have to be responsible about staying warm and protected, so you focus on the work and not how uncomfortable the cold is making you. Here’s what you need to think about when choosing gear to operate a forklift in a freezer. Read More...

Right Gear for Order Pickers

Choosing the Right Gear Working as a Picker

Working as an Order Selector in any warehouse is a demanding job. It’s even more demanding when the warehouse temps are below freezing or subzero. So, when choosing the protective gear you’re going to wear to stay warm and still get the job done, there are certain things you’ve got to take into consideration.  Read More...

Warm Start

Case Study: "Warm Start" Kits Reduced Accidents and Lowered Costs

The company was noticing issues related to their new hires, specifically related to how hard it was for those transitioning into cold working conditions. Accidents were highest during their first 90 days of employment. In addition, the company was having problems retaining new hires past the first 30-60-90 days, resulting in high turnover. Read More...

Headwear vs Hoods

Headwear vs. Hoods When Working in the Cold

We’ve all heard the old wives’ tale that 90% of your body heat escapes through your head when it’s cold. While that isn’t true, you do lose some body heat through exposed areas, so you have to cover your head when working in the cold. For many, this means throwing up the hood attached to your sweatshirt or jacket and heading out into the cold to start you day. But when you work in the cold and safety is a concern, hoods might not be the best choice for you.  Read More...

GUIDE TO GLOVE DIPS AND COATINGS

Don't Get Weighed Down by the Cold

Working in the cold means there are many problems to overcome, but the biggest one is the cold itself. If you want to stay productive, you’ve got to stay protected. But if the temps are subzero, that usually means bulky gear that gets in the way of doing the job right. At RefrigiWear, we don’t just want to keep you warm. We want to keep you warm and working. So we’re constantly looking for better ways to protect you. And that is how AirBlaze™ Insulation came to be.  Read More...

GUIDE TO GLOVE DIPS AND COATINGS

Guide to Glove Dips and Coatings

Knit gloves are great at keeping your hands warm in chilly temps. They are comfortable against the skin and don’t hinder your movement. But they aren’t the best for grip or wet conditions. Coated gloves give you the comfort and flexibility of knit gloves with added grip and protection thanks to the coating.  Read More...

BOA Fit System

RefrigiWear® and BOA® Working Together to Keep You on Your Feet.

We want to make it easier for you to spend long days in tough conditions. That’s why we partnered with Boa® to add their Boa® Fit System to some of our premium boots. The Boa® Fit System gives you a fast, effortless, snug fit all day, all at the turn of a dial. Perfect for cold environments, because you don’t have to remove your gloves if you need to make adjustments. of winter.  Read More...