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KOROYD Unveils Heat Stress Data in Industrial Safety Helmets

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 solutions, KOROYD has completed a rigorous test protocol to evaluate the thermal comfort of industrial helmets with significant results. The aim of this study was to compare the microclimate buildup of different industrial helmets. KOROYD’s study results identify which type of helmet construction is less likely to contribute to heat stress and drives recommendations for helmet design prioritizing heat stress reduction. The findings indicate that KOROYD integrated helmets and their associated reduction of up to 8o F/4.5o C on the heat index, complements the human body’s natural thermoregulation, helping to keep the deep body temperature at safe levels.

“The ‘heat index’ is a measure for the perceived temperature of a microclimate, and more accurately represents when air temperature and relative humidity combine to exponentially increase the perceived temperature–and related dangerous heat levels,” said Chris Ellerby, director of industrial safety, KOROYD. “It is vital, particularly in a warming world, to protect workers from the impacts of heat stress by improving the breathability and air circulation of their head protection.”

As demonstrated by the test results, using KOROYD construction in a helmet better supports the body’s ability to thermoregulate, unlike traditional insulating EPS foams used in many high-performance safety helmets. Heat and humidity rise and evaporate through KOROYD’s unique tubular structure, which is 95 percent air, improving the feeling of comfort during long periods of usage and reducing the risk of heat-related injuries and fatalities. In hot and humid environments, KOROYD can improve the release of heat by allowing air circulation and sweat evaporation. Crucially, this can also help prevent the temptation of short term removal of PPE, another open door to injuries and fatalities.

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