Utah may be known and loved for its Greatest Snow on Earth \u2013 but outdoor workers might feel a little differently. When you work concrete or construction jobs outdoors in winter, it\u2019s important to dress in the best possible cold weather gear.Hypothermia and frostbite are real threats to outdoor workers who aren’t dressed appropriately for Utah\u2019s winters. Hypothermia occurs when the body\u2019s core temperature drops below what\u2019s required for normal metabolism. Small extremities such as fingers and toes are especially susceptible to frostbite. If you\u2019re wondering what to wear for outdoor work in winter, we\u2019ve rounded up some great cold weather gear for outdoor workers to help prevent cold injuries. DRESS IN LAYERSLayering is key to dressing appropriately for working outdoors in winter. Wearing several layers of clothing can help you stay warm \u2013 and having the ability to remove some layers can also prevent sweating, which can actually cool you down too much.\u2022 Start with a wicking layer worn close to the skin. This can help transfer moisture from the skin and prevent you from cooling down too much.\u2022 Next, add a light insulating layer, such as a sweatshirt or light fleece. Fleece is warm, quick-drying and versatile for temperature variances.\u2022 For the final layer, a mid- to heavy-weight insulating layer can help trap body heat to keep you warm.HEAD TO TOE PROTECTIONHats and Hardhat LinersThirty to fifty percent of body heat is lost through the top of the head, making a winter hat as important as all your layers combined. Start from the top down with PIP hardhat winter liners to keep your head and ears toasty. We recommend:\u2022 PIP 1-Layer Fleece Liner with Shell (364-SL1FB), a warm, fleece hardhat liner ideal for use in cold weather. The liner wraps around the front and offers shoulder-length coverage that can be tucked into a jacket and features a silver reflective strip for added safety.\u2022 PIP Winter Liner (365-1620) This cotton twill\/acrylic liner features a flame-retardant treatment on the outer shell, which can last up to 10 washes. The winter hardhat liner has a zip-off extended neck cover for extra warmth and protection.GlovesFor outdoor workers, thermal protection must extend all the way to the fingertips. Wearing insulated work gloves made for protection in cold weather is important. Another option is wearing glove liners inside your work gloves to keep bare skin protected when you need to remove gloves momentarily. A variety of thermal and insulated work gloves offer added protection and safety.Socks and BootsA double-layer sock system is recommended for outdoor work. Thin, moisture-wicking socks serve the same purpose as long johns \u2013 to move moisture away from the skin and keep feet warmer. A thicker sock, such as wool, should be layered, and boots should offer enough room to be able to wear both pairs with wiggle room.HIGH -VISIBILITY COLD WEATHER GEARIt\u2019s always important to be seen when working outdoors, but it\u2019s even more important in winter when weather conditions can cause poor visibility. In the cold, sometimes a safety vest just doesn’t cut it. Bundle up and stay within ANSI regulations with class 2 and 3 garments from PIP. Available in high visibility yellow or orange.Check out:\u2022 PIP Class 3 Lime Green Zip-Front Hooded Sweatshirt (323-1370B) made from fleece with a water-repellent shell and silver reflective tape. Black bottom and cuffs help hide dirt.\u2022 PIP Class 3 Hi-Visibility Ripstop Jacket (333-1550) offers breathable, water-resistant, windproof protection from the elements.\u2022 PIP Class 3 Hi-Visibility Bomber Jacket (333-1740) offers quilted insulation and a water-resistant shell.ALL YOUR WINTER GEAR NEEDSFrom hooded sweatshirts and high-visibility jackets to overalls, to\u00a0gloves and headgear, we can help dress your concrete construction crew in the best cold weather gear for outdoor workers so they can get the job done safely. We carry a full line of PIP safety gear plus other industry favorites. Stop by and check out our cold weather gear selection and stay warm and safe while working outdoors this winter.