Heat Protection

June 2020


Trends in ... heat protection

Not all work environments are 'created equal'
"Under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing workplaces free of known safety hazards," OSHA's "Water. Rest. Shade." heat illness prevention campaign page states. "This includes protecting workers from extreme heat." 
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FR clothing with mesh venting

This flame-resistant clothing features Summit Breeze technology, which provides better heat stress management for workers in hot environments and/or who perform labor-intensive tasks.

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Cooling vest

The Isotherm Cooling Vest is designed to reduce heat stress and the risk of heat-related illnesses. Its unique phase-change technology keeps the wearer at a constant, preset temperature for hours.
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KREW'D is an SPF 50, broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB), water-resistant sport sunscreen that provides even coverage for crucial sun protection on the worksite and beyond. The dermatologist-tested, Food and Drug Administration-approved formula is light-weight, non-greasy, absorbs quickly, and is free of paraben/phthalates and octinoxate/ oxybenzone.

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Cooling T-shirt

The Arctic RadWear ST31-2 cooling T-shirt features 100% Max-Dri moisture-wicking and RadCool Technology for revolutionary temperature management that uses perspiration to keep workers cool and dry.

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Evaporative cooler

The Portacool Jetstream 250 provides powerful cooling with 8,500 CFM that cools more than 2,100 square feet. With built-in handles and heavy-duty casters, this portable evaporative cooler is engineered to generate significant airflow and provide a superior portable cooling solution with easy mobility. Additionally, the Jetstream 250 is equipped with Kuul Comfort evaporative media, made to provide maximum cooling comfort.

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Cooling chair

The Kore Kooler Rehab Chair helps prevent heat stress by quickly and effectively lowering the body’s core temperature to within its safe range. The chair uses forearm immersion to promote cooling through conduction. Heat is dissipated through the blood vessels and skin into the cooler water. Cooled blood then returns to the heart and is pumped throughout the body. The sling construction of the chair provides a hammock effect for support and relaxation.

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Cooling sweatbands

Cooling Sweatbandoos are designed to quickly cool down workers. Wet the band until it’s soaked, squeeze out any excess water and then slightly massage the cloth before putting it on. Users can rewet the band to maintain the cooling effect. Sweatbandoos feature performance fibers that absorb, circulate and wick moisture, as well as promote evaporation. No refrigeration is necessary. One size fits most.

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