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At Power Tool and Supply we have heard our customers request cold weather gear and we offer a great assortment of clothing. In our store, we have hats, coats, gloves and heat reactive socks. Hey these Heatwave™ socks from Seirus are great for hunters, exclusive Heatwave™ thermodynamic lining as a comfortable, 4-way stretch sock lets you increase the heat of any footwear.
Check out our variety of cold weather gloves from the Heatwave™ glove liner to the Youngstown heavy duty work gloves. Outer wear designed to keep your hands warm and dry in the extremist conditions.
Let’s keep your core warm! Your body temperature is just as important as your hands and feet. Yes, your hands and feet will get cold first but you need to keep that core warm to stay in the cold for extended periods of time.
New technology enables Milwaukee to offer heated jackets. They stay warm with a small 12 V rechargeable battery for up to 8 hours! We have coats and vests in Camo, black and florescent colors for those out working on the roads.New technology enables Milwaukee to offer heated jackets. They stay warm with a small 12 V rechargeable battery for up to 8 hours! We have coats and vests in Camo, black and florescent colors for those out working on the roads.
Reducing the need for bulky layers,
Milwaukee®M12™ Heated Gear utilize carbon fiber heating elements to generate and trap heat across core body areas. Adjustable heat technology allows users to adapt to changing conditions by increasing or decreasing the heat level with the touch of a button.
Powered by M12™ REDLITHIUM batteries, you will stay warm for 8 hours of run time.
Why shop at Dicks Sporting Goods, REI, Gander Mountain or Amazon when you can get what you need to stay warm and dry this winter season at the right price! The Farmer’s Almanac said this would be a cold and snowy winter. Be prepared to stay warm and dry with our great brands and gear. We also carry hand warmers to stick in your gloves or boots if you are looking for a basic and quick fix to your cold fingers and toes.
We look forward to seeing you in the store and showing you our gear! Proper head gear and gloves will keep frostbite away; warm jackets or vests will keep your core temperature up.
Important information about Frostbite and Hypothermia from OSHA is below:
What is hypothermia?
Hypothermia occurs when body heat is lost faster than it can be replaced and the normal body temperature (98.6°F) drops to less than 95°F. Hypothermia is most likely at very cold temperatures, but it can occur even at cool temperatures (above 40°F), if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat, or submersion in cold water.
What are the symptoms of hypothermia?
§ Mild symptoms:
o An exposed worker is alert.
o He or she may begin to shiver and stomp the feet in order to generate heat.
§ Moderate to Severe symptoms:
o As the body temperature continues to fall, symptoms will worsen and shivering will stop.
o The worker may lose coordination and fumble with items in the hand, become confused and disoriented
o He or she may be unable to walk or stand, pupils become dilated, pulse and breathing become slowed, and loss of consciousness can occur. A person could die if help is not received immediately.
What can be done for a person suffering from hypothermia?
§ Call 911 immediately in an emergency; otherwise seek medical assistance as soon as possible.
§ Move the person to a warm, dry area.
§ Remove wet clothes and replace with dry clothes, cover the body (including the head and neck) with layers of blankets; and with a vapor barrier (e.g. tarp, garbage bag). Do not cover the face.
§ If medical help is more than 30 minutes away:
o Give warm sweetened drinks if alert (no alcohol), to help increase the body temperature. Never try to give a drink to an unconscious person.
o Place warm bottles or hot packs in armpits, sides of chest, and groin. Call 911 for additional rewarming instructions.
§ If a person is not breathing or has no pulse:
o Call 911 for emergency medical assistance immediately.
o Treat the worker as per instructions for hypothermia, but be very careful and do not try to give an unconscious person fluids.
o Check him/her for signs of breathing and for a pulse. Check for 60 seconds.
o If after 60 seconds the affected worker is not breathing and does not have a pulse, trained workers may start rescue breaths for 3 minutes.
o Recheck for breathing and pulse, check for 60 seconds.
o If the worker is still not breathing and has no pulse, continue rescue breathing.
o Only start chest compressions per the direction of the 911 operator or emergency medical services*
o Reassess patient’s physical status periodically.
*Chest compression are recommended only if the patient will not receive medical care within 3 hours.
What is frostbite?
Frostbite is an injury to the body that is caused by freezing of the skin and underlying tissues. The lower the temperature, the more quickly frostbite will occur. Frostbite typically affects the extremities, particularly the feet and hands. Amputation may be required in severe cases.
What are the symptoms of frostbite?
§ Reddened skin develops gray/white patches.
§ Numbness in the affected part.
§ Feels firm or hard.
§ Blisters may occur in the affected part, in severe cases.
What can be done for a person suffering from frostbite?
§ Follow the recommendations described above for hypothermia.
§ Do not rub the affected area to warm it because this action can cause more damage.
§ Do not apply snow/water. Do not break blisters.
§ Loosely cover and protect the area from contact.
§ Do not try to rewarm the frostbitten area before getting medical help; for example, do not place in warm water. If a frostbitten area is rewarmed and gets frozen again, more tissue damage will occur. It is safer for the frostbitten area to be rewarmed by medical professionals.
§ Give warm sweetened drinks, if the person is alert. Avoid drinks with alcohol.
Stop in Power Tool and Supply's Store at 3699 LeHarps Road, Youngstown or call us at 330-792-1487 and one of our sales people will visit you to discuss how we can help outfit you and your workers and keep you warm and safe this winter season.
About the Author: Linda Richardson, Director, Business Development 330-792-1487