Staying Cool in the Summer Months

With the summer quickly approaching, you should be preparing to hot and humid temperatures. Proper water breaks should be taken every hour, to prevent heat stress, as well as whenever you feel overheated. Employers should provide a proper hydration source for their employees, and recognize signs of heat stress. (Nausea, Dizziness, Redness, etc.) If you recognize these symptoms with a fellow worker, please call 911 immediately.

 Avoid wearing too many layers, when working in the summer months. There are also a variety of cooling products available to help keep you safe in the heat, such as cooling vests and cooling headbands, that can be dipped into water and can easily be revived throughout the day.

Emergent Safety is committed to keeping our customers safe on the job site, during the summer months. Here are a few must-haves for this summer season:

Cooling Vests

EZ-Cool® Flash High-Visibility Cooling Vest

Fast activating (1 -2 minute activation), lightweight cooling fabric. Extended cooling lasts 5-10 hours per activation. Cooling properties can be reactivated for the life of the product; may be used over and over again. Polyester outer fabric with nylon inner lining, silver reflective tape, hook-and-loop closure and surveyor’s style pockets. Hi-viz yellow. Meets ANSI/ISEA 107 Class 2.

Cooling Headgear

Chill-Its® 6700CT Evaporative Cooling Bandana with Cooling Towel

Advanced PVA material for keeping workers cool without the bulk. Lightweight and low-profile; perfect for under hard hats/helmets. Reusable, just re-wet. Features tie closure for personal fit. Universal, patented design.

Hi-Viz Neck Shades

Hi-viz protection to keep workers safe on the job. Lightweight cooling device that protects neck by shading from harmful UV rays. FR: “Non-durable FR protection” is achieved by chemically treating a material that is not naturally fire-retardant, but becomes self-extinguishing after the treatment. Contrasting trim detail. Polyester mesh treated material to be self-extinguishing as defined by ASMT D6413. Fits both cap-style and full brim hard hats.

Hydration

Single Serve LITE Stiks

Perfect for those looking for less calories, no color and no artificial flavor or additives. Contains the perfect electrolyte blend, sweetened with real sugar and contains no added color. 1 oz. Package yields 16.9-20 oz. drink.

 

Arctic Radwear® Cooling Towel

Made with Advanced ARCTIC™ Technology that accelerates the evaporative cooling process. Just soak towel in water for 2-3 minutes and then experience cooling relief for up to 5 hours. Designed to keep wearer cool during hot outdoor activities, such as construction work, tough workouts, or any strenuous outdoor or indoor activity. Reusable. Measures 26″ x 17″.