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Any fall/winter safety advice out there?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Lovett, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Lovett

    Lovett LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    Well the time is here.

    Looking for thoughts on good ear wear, face wear, body wear, gloves, etc?

    What do you use that keeps you warm while still being productive?

    Tips to get through the next few months with ease is much appreciated.
  2. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,578

    i don't worry about staying warm. doesn't get cold here until jan. we have some cold days in nov and dec but i just dont' work on those days since work slows down during leaf time anyways.

    i don't wear facewear of any type unless i'm going snow skiing. lol

    i use 3m foam earplugs all season long. i wear stihl or husqvarna sun/safety glasses when i'm mowing grass. during leaf season i don't wear glasses because they just get covered in dust and you can't see and you have to keep wiping them off. it's best just to not even wear them during leaf season in my opinion.

    i don't wear gloves while mowing or doing leaves.

    as far as clothing i wear khaki pants all season long. in the spring/summer i wear tshirts and in the fall i may wear a long sleeved tshirt if necessary. i wear tennis/running shoes all year long. boots are too hot and uncomfortable.

    now if you are talking about working in the snow then that is another story altogether.
  3. Lovett

    Lovett LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    Thanks for all the thoughts.

    I too like running/hiking shoes as they seem to work pretty good.

    It gets kind of chilly sometimes here in South Carolina.

    Still looking for other insight.
  4. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,475

    Be Careful!

    Drive slow, watch for cars when your mowing, walk real slow when walking on slopes. Keep your heavy mowers away from the lake.
  5. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Messages: 2,745

    Under Armour cold gear!
  6. Lovett

    Lovett LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    Ah, cold gear. I'll look into that.


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