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Preparing for Winter with FR Clothing for Women

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Did you know that the energy industry has recently seen a 30 percent increase in female workers in the field? Because of this increase, Rasco Direct decided to lead the industry with our new line of FR clothing geared specifically towards women. Cool Girl FR meets all the same standards and classifications required by the oil and gas field but pairs this exceptional safety with clothing actually geared towards women. As a female working in a dangerous and fast paced industry, you need to be prepared for the workday while remaining safe. With winter around the corner, are you ready for the cold season ahead? Check out these tips on staying warm this winter through proper practices and the correct fireproof clothing geared toward you!

Preparing for the Cold

Handling cold temperatures while out in the field is a part of your day-to-day life during the winter. Women like you, who work in oil and gas fields and other energy industries, are tough and capable of taking on difficult tasks, but even the toughest of us is not immune to the frigid temperatures. So how do you prepare to handle the cold? Read on for useful tips and information on preparing for the winter ahead.

Eat Right

It all begins with how you eat. Be sure to eat wholesome meals that will provide you with fuel for the day ahead. During the winter, you will be burning extra energy to stay warm, so don’t neglect your nutrition. Focus on hearty foods like potatoes, meats, nuts, and fish. Prepare extra snacks for yourself throughout the day. By fueling your body with nutritious and high energy foods, you will be better able to take on cold temperatures. Pick warm fluids as well to boost your heat energy.

Dress Right

Dressing appropriately for the weather is one of the most important factors in handling the cold days ahead. At Rasco Direct, we are passionate about helping ensure you are both warm and safe while in the field. Dressing for the weather begins with layers.

Start with items that will fit closely and properly. With FR pants and FR shirts that are specifically geared towards you as a woman, you will be able to layer more on top of these items. Often for women who are trying to purchase FR pants and FR shirts made for men, it is hard to get a perfect fit, leading to difficulty in layering later. Check out our FR women’s pants and FR women’s shirts as a good beginning point for your layers. These items are part of our Cool Girl FR line and will provide you with the safety you need and a base layer of warmth to keep you strong on the coldest of days.

Once you have created a base layer of clothing (or a few depending on the temperature), be sure to find the appropriate flameproof outer layers of clothing. Never neglect the importance of remaining safe while you dress for warmth. Be sure to always meet the regulation standards of your industry.

Don’t forget to ensure your hands, feet, and head are all warm. It is well known that you lose a large amount of your body heat through both your head and feet. Keep those extremities covered and safe through the use of FR clothing. We feature an extensive selection of winter appropriate gear.

Part of dressing right also includes ensuring you do not overheat and sweat when you move from the outdoors to the indoors. This is why layering is such an integral part in staying safe during the winter months. Remember to remove layers when you go inside in order to keep yourself from sweating. If you wind up with clothing that is wet, be sure to remove it and change into dry clothing immediately.

Know the Signs of Danger

If you layer your FR clothing properly, you should be able to stay warm even in the harshest of winter conditions. However, sometimes temperatures drop to dangerous levels, and it is extremely important that you know the signs of hypothermia, frostbite, and trench foot. If you are experiencing any symptoms of these dangerous conditions, do not wait to seek help and to get out of the elements immediately. At Rasco Direct, we take your safety in the field seriously. That is why we strive to provide the absolute highest quality of FR clothing for you, including our specialty women’s FR clothing.

Interested in finding the right winter FR clothing for the upcoming season? Check out our 2016 Winter Outerwear. Our line of FR clothing for winter features helpful accessories like FR face masks, FR heavy duty coats, FR knit caps, FR zero hood winter liners, and FR insulated coveralls. If you have any questions regarding our winter flame resistant clothing, please give our team a call at 1-877-693-8292.