Do You Need Spikes for Winter Boots On The Job?

Do you need to buy spikes for winter boots if worksite conditions are becoming less icy? Call it global warming. Call it climate change. When you’re an industrial worker who spends hours working shifts in snowy, icy conditions, safety needs to be your number one priority. You can put your faith in the science behind the development of the K1 Series Mid Sole Ice Cleat from Geroline Industrial Safety Products.

When you see Calgary buried in snow in September, you can kind of predict what kind of winter we’re scheduled to have in Canada in 2018-2019. And according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, that would be an accurate prediction. Thanks to a decrease in solar activity and the weak El Niño moving in, Canada will experience colder-than-normal winter temperatures and above average snowfall across most of the country this year. That means people working outside in industrial areas, oilfields, construction sites or municipal and regional operations will be subject to worse conditions than usual. So to answer the question posed at the beginning of this blog, “yes, you do need to buy ice cleats and traction aids” despite what you believe about long-term global warming.

As a company responsible for the safety of its workers, that means you need to be proactive. Make sure you’re prepared for those blasts of Arctic-type winter weather and get your orders in ahead of time. There’s nothing sadder than seeing people shopping for Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve, and nothing that speaks to poor management quite like a safety manager scrambling to order proper safety equipment for the crew after the weather hits.  

Geroline Industrial Safety Products is stocked up with K1 Series Mid-Sole Ice Cleats, K1 Series Heel Stops and other safety products designed to reduce slips and falls in the workplace this winter. They can even accommodate same day orders for those safety managers reading this blog who will procrastinate and forget to order. We know people get busy – so it’s never too late to ensure your workforce is safe.

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