Heat Stress

Protective Industrial Products, Inc. Introduces Rehydration Powder

September 14, 2023

THORZT is PIP’s newest addition to its heat stress PPE portfolio Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (PIP®), a global leader in personal protective equipment (PPE) including hand protection, above-the-neck protection, workwear and footwear, proudly announces the launch of THORZT™ into the North America market. This exciting new addition of powder concentrates enhances the PIP market-leading heat…


Keeping Your Cool When Facing Molten Copper

August 23, 2023

The average high temperatures for Shelby, North Carolina are generally quite pleasant – ranging from 47 degrees in January to near 90 degrees F in July. But inside the Ames Copper Group facility it’s a different story, as temps can be much higher. The smelting and refining furnaces, used to recycle scrap copper into anodes…


STUDSON Announces Above-the-Neck Cooling Accessories

August 17, 2023

Cooling Towel and Helmet Liner with Nape Cover Keep Industrial Workers Safer and More Comfortable in Extreme Heat North American safety helmet innovator STUDSON released a chemical-free cooling helmet liner with a nape cover and a cooling towel designed to shield wearers from harmful sun rays and sweltering heat, simply activated with water. Developed with…


KOROYD Unveils Heat Stress Data in Industrial Safety Helmets

August 11, 2023

Study shows head index reduction by up to 8oF/4.5oC KOROYD® – a global leader in advanced impact protection technology – announces data showing KOROYD integrated safety helmets reduce heat stress by up to 8o Fahrenheit/4.5o Celsius compared to traditional EPS internal helmet constructions. ​​As part of a continued mission to advance the standard of protective…


Department of Labor Announces Extreme Heat Hazard Alert, Steps Up Enforcement

July 31, 2023

Federal law requires employers to provide safe, healthy working conditions The U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a heat hazard alert to remind employers of their obligation to protect workers against heat illness or injury in outdoor and indoor workplaces. The department also announced that OSHA will intensify its enforcement…


Department of Labor Announces Hazard Prevention Program

July 19, 2023

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a national emphasis program to prevent workplace hazards in warehouses, processing facilities distribution centers, and high-risk retail establishments. In the past 10 years, warehousing and distribution centers have experienced tremendous growth with more than 1.9 million people employed in the industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics data…


PIP® Bisley® X-Airflow™ 313M6491H Ventilated Button Up Work Shirt

July 14, 2023

PIP® Bisley® X-Airflow™ Workwear is an exciting innovation that revolutionizes heat stress protection, even in extreme heat conditions. Featuring a unique laser perforation technology along the side panels, underarm and across the back, Bisley® X-Airflow™ Workwear is the most advanced apparel for keeping the heat out compared to any other workwear vented shirts on the…


StaCool Vest™ in Safety Colors Keeps Workers Safe, Cool and Productive

June 13, 2023

The StaCool Vest™ Core Body Cooling System, now available in luminescent safety colors, is helping workers beat the summer heat, allowing Work Zone employees to stay safe, cool, and productive despite elevated ambient temperatures. Fully adjustable models are available in safety yellow, orange, and green to wear over normal clothing, providing all-day comfort with unrivaled…


OSHA’s National Emphasis Program – Outdoor & Indoor Heat-Related Hazards

April 26, 2023

As Originally Seen in the July/August Issue of Industrial Hygiene in the Workplace History/Background On a warm, summer day in July, a 42-year-old man was on his way to work for his new job as a roofer. When he arrived, there was plenty of water, ice and drinks available at the site for him to…


First Aid for Illnesses Caused by Heat Stress

April 4, 2023

The planet is getting hotter. NASA data shows “a long-term warming trend due to human activities.”[1] That trend increases the problems associated with environmental heat exposure, particularly among workers who don’t have the luxury of avoiding it. Health problems caused by heat stress can range from mild to severe, and account for dozens of deaths…


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