Heat Stress

STUDSON Releases New Hot Weather Protection Accessories

April 12, 2024

Accessories help combat heat stress and provide sun obstruction STUDSON, a leader in above-the-neck personal protection innovation, released new accessories for industrial workers to help combat the effects of hot weather and sun. For protection against heat stress, STUDSON’s Cooling Helmet Liner with Nape and Cooling Towel will help keep workers cool on the job site, and…

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Heat Stress Assessment & Prevention

April 2, 2024

By: Doug Niemtschk, Contributor According to OSHA, workers suffer more than 3,500 injuries and illnesses related to heat each year. Preventing heat-related illnesses and injuries is important. In fact, OSHA felt it was so important, they implemented a National Emphasis Program (NEP) on April 8, 2022, that targeted over 70 high-risk industries. The NEP will end in…

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ASSP Announces Sessions for Safety 2024 in Denver

March 13, 2024

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has published the concurrent sessions lined up for its signature workplace safety education event this summer at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. More than 200 continuing education sessions will be available to occupational safety and health professionals who attend the Safety 2024 Professional Development Conference and Exposition from August 7-9. In…

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Florida Legislature Bans Heat Protections

March 13, 2024

Last week, Republican majorities in the Florida legislature passed a bill that would ban local jurisdictions from requiring employers to provide water, rest, shade and other workplace protections from extreme heat. Due to ongoing climate change, rising temperatures create serious health risks in both indoor and outdoor work settings. Members of We Count, a National COSH…

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ASSP Publishes First Standard on Heat Stress in Construction

February 28, 2024

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has published the first national voluntary consensus standard addressing heat stress for workers in construction and demolition operations. Hundreds of thousands of workers frequently face outdoor hazards such as high heat and humidity. ANSI/ASSP A10.50-2024, Heat Stress Management in Construction and Demolition Operations, offers guidance on protecting workers; explains how…

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Heat-Related Injuries Warrant More Worker Protections

February 28, 2024

By George Salinas, Esq., Contributor For the nation’s outdoor workers, heat stress is a danger that can prove deadly. On one North Carolina farm, a 56-year-old employee set to work at 6 a.m. harvesting tobacco leaves for his third day on the job. Just before 3 p.m., temperatures climbed to a blistering high of 112°F.…

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Milwaukee Tool Announces New PPE Cooling Lineup

January 12, 2024

Milwaukee Tool expands its personal protective equipment (PPE) lineup with a new Cooling category, providing solutions to help heat stress concerns on the jobsite. Including a skull cap, sweat bands for both safety helmets and hard hats, a safety helmet liner and two cooling towels, this new category helps users stay cool while working in…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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