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Old 01-10-2019, 08:05 AM   #1
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Cold weather is relative. To someone born and raised in southern Florida, a 40-degree day can be extremely cold and hard to deal with. To someone in northern Michigan, that same weather is the balmy first sign of spring. But no matter where you work, thereís definitely such a thing as weather thatís too cold to work in. The key is knowing how to prepare for working outside during winter months, and what to do for your employees to make their workday safer. A Little Frostbite Never Hurt Anyone: 3 Signs Itís Too Cold Outside
When is it too cold to work outside?

What do you do to keep your team safe from the cold?
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:58 AM   #2
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Re: When Is It Too Cold To Work Outside?


Depends.

Is the mortgage paid? For some reason the guys want payroll on time so we need to work. We have company shirts, hoodies, carharts, and talk about bundling up for cold weather so unless it's below zero, we're working!

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Usually depends on how windy it is. 20 degrees, sunny with no wind is still beautiful working conditions for us. When it hits about 10-15 we usually donít install.

My guys have been doing this long enough and know how to dress for the really cold days.


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Weather conditions play a big part in when I work, don't have to work as hard anymore so the plays in too. If windy , cloudy down around zero , no work . But if haves been cold below zero , can be -30 -40 here at time, and warms up to even zero , calm sunny day out I will go work. I biggest plus is a have a heater work trailer so lots of times can be in there making things I need , go out for a while then come back in.
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I don't work outside when it is below 70 or above 72.

Hey, its Southern California, I don't have to.

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Pretty much anything below freezing shuts me down....cant really lay bricks with frozen mortar


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Today is 29į and windy as can be. Not a good time out there for the guys. Miserable day. Unfortunately Iím still fighting a cold and canít join them lol. Theyíll go home by 1 though.
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Under 40 I usually don't leave the house until it warms up. Shop work is fine under 50.
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Depends a lot on the wind, but single digits usually keeps me inside.
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Re: When Is It Too Cold To Work Outside?


outside most of the year
if its 0į sunny and no wind, I can work all day in that
it's the wind and no sun shine that makes it cold

if its cloudy 25į and 15mph wind then we might not work
maybe try to work on a side of the building that's out of the wind
trailer is heated, so we can warm up if needed

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