Heat Stress

Solutions to Heat Stress for Workplace Safety

April 14, 2021

By: Jane Marsh, Contributor As average temperatures rise throughout the globe due to climate change, workplace safety is taking precedence. Employees who work in buildings without adequate ventilation or air conditioning, work outside in higher temperatures, or work in hot conditions are at a higher risk for heat-related illness. Employers are required to ensure their…

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Kenzen Launches Data Dashboard That Analyzes Safety and Productivity of Workers in Hot and Humid Conditions

April 13, 2021

Kenzen has launched a data and analytics dashboard, the latest component of its smart PPE connected worker solution. The dashboard captures workers’ core body temperature (the greatest predictor of heat stress and illness), productivity, and microclimates caused by clothing under hot and humid working conditions. Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) managers and company leaders can…

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Ergodyne Combats Heat Stress With Six New Chill-Its & Shax Solutions

February 23, 2021

Ergodyne announced the launch of six new Chill-Its® and SHAX® products to help keep workers cool and protected amidst perennially rising summer temps and global pandemics. “This year more than ever, coverage is the name of the game,” said Jess Ellis, product specialist, Ergodyne. “From sweltering heat and scorching UV rays to asymptomatic aerosols, our latest heat…

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Customizing Heat-Related Work/Rest Schedules

July 17, 2020

By Nicole Moyen, Contributor The hot working days of summer are upon us, bringing the added risk of heat injuries and fatalities for workers with them. Summer 2020 is forecasted to be the hottest one on record. One of the most important ways to prevent heat stress among the workforce this year—and every year—is to…

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Body Cooling Wraps

July 8, 2020

PPE Body Cooling Wraps are made with a poly/cotton blend exterior that is easy to keep clean and is filled with a special nontoxic crystal that rejects perspiration and other chemicals. Re-soaking the Body Cooling Wrap for 10-20 minutes rejuvenates it for another full day’s use. May be used hundreds of times. Plastic Process Equipment…

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A Hot Topic: Heat Stress

April 6, 2020

By Joan Mantini, Chief Editor Outdoor workers exposed to hot and humid conditions can be at risk of heat-related illness. The risk of becomes greater as the weather gets hotter and more humid. The combination of both air temperature and humidity affect how hot outdoor workers feel in hot-weather conditions. Although OSHA does not have…

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Heat Stress Guide for Employers

January 8, 2020

Important to Know: Outdoor workers exposed to hot and humid conditions can be at risk of heat-related illness. The risk of heat-related illness becomes greater as the weather gets hotter and more humid. The combination of both air temperature and humidity affect how hot outdoor workers feel in hot-weather conditions. Employers need to take into…

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Don’t Stress About Heat Stress

April 12, 2019

Paul Moomjean, Contributor Each year, thousands of employees suffer the adverse effects of heat stress. Employers and employees need to know how to recognize and prevent heat stress, as well as their rights to work in a safe and productive workplace. Heat-related health problems can vary from dehydration to potential skin cancer. Understanding the impact…

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Preventing Heat Stress with a Fabric Building

April 12, 2019

Nicole Pulyado, Contributor Heat-related illnesses range from mild cramps all the way to potentially deadly heat stroke, and they are possible in a wide variety of industries and professions. When it comes to heat stress, prevention is key and always easier than treatment after the fact. To protect workers exposed to the outside elements, businesses…

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