Ray is a published authority on heat stress and is CEO for Glacier Tek, Inc., a 100-percent veteran-owned leading manufacturer of RPCM® Cooling Vests and other biobased phase change thermal energy storage solutions. Glacier Tek, Inc. manufactures its USDA BioPreferred® products entirely in America. Contact (800) 482-0533 or (321) 752-4130, or visit www.coolvest.com.
It was the summer of 1981 and I was a newly enlisted U.S. Army Military Police soldier. My basic combat training took place just outside Anniston, Ala., at a now retired Army base known as Ft. McClellan.
Today more than ever, workers have a wide range of personal cooling technologies from which to choose. With the summer months just around the corner, letâ€™s look at five cooling garment options that can help your work crew beat the heat. As you review the technologies, remember the requirements of your particular application.