Heat Stress Safety Newsletter 

Occupational Exposure to Heat

Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at risk of heat stress. Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses and injuries. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat can also increase the risk of injuries in workers as it may result in sweaty palms, fogged-up safety glasses, and dizziness. 

Workers at risk of heat stress include outdoor workers and workers in hot environments such as firefighters, bakery workers, farmers, construction workers, boiler room workers, factory workers, and others. Workers at greater risk of heat stress include those who are 65 years of age or older, are overweight, have heart disease or high blood pressure, or take medications that may be affected by extreme heat.

Prevention of heat stress in workers is important. Employers should provide training to workers so they understand what heat stress is, how it affects their health and safety, and how it can be prevented.

Propel Fitness Water™ Flavored Water

When you sweat, you lose more than just water. You lose important electrolytes such as salt and potassium that are important for keeping your body properly hydrated. Propel's the only water with enough electrolytes to put back what you lose in sweat.

Ergodyne® Chill-Its Cooling Towel

Hot conditions are tough on workers and productivity. The Chill-Its Evaporative Series provides cooling through evaporation to keep workers comfortable all day long. This cost effective approach helps workers stay cool, fight fatigue, and increase productivity. And they're reusable - just resoak 'em and you're good to go. Our Chill-Its Cooling line is the best way to battle heat stress. 

Gatorade® Thirst Quencher, 20 oz Bottle

The one and only. With a legacy over 40 years in the making, it's the most scientifically researched and game-tested way to replace electrolytes lost in sweat. Gatorade Thirst Quencher hydrates better than water, which is why it's trusted by some of the world's best athletes. 

Igloo® Industrial Water Cooler

HDPE hide won't chip, peel, buckle, or rust. Ultratherm® insulation for maximum cold retention. UV stabilizers prevent fading, cracking in all exposures. White FDA Grade liner is easy to clean and resists stains and odors. Wide mouth pressure fit lid for easy filling. Keeper cord prevents lid loss. 

Gatorade® Original Powdered Drink Mix

"Mix and drink" premeasured drink powder pouches provide an excellent value to sports teams, recreation groups and anyone who might need to keep a gallon or more on hand. Enjoy the same delicious, refreshing flavors you've come to love. The Thirst Quencher delivers a fun way to accelerate your rehydration process. At the same time, this sports drink replenishes important electrolytes, helping to keep you performing at your peak.

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