Besides being a workplace best practice, providing crews with shade is the law in some states. State regulations in California, state regulations dictate that employers must provide shade to 100% of employees on break once the temperature hits 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Ergodyne’s line of SHAX® Portable Work Shelters are built to give safety managers and their crews the portable, easy-up and industrial-strength cover they need to retreat from the heat, cool down and replenish. Recently, the St. Paul-based makers of SHAX® and Tenacious Work Gear® made several updates and additions to the line to ensure workers are staying healthier, more efficient, and more productive when the weather starts to heat up.

The SHAX® Heavy Duty Pop-Up Starter Tent Kit (Model 6051) bundles together everything needed to get started with a complete set-up. The Kit comes standard with Model 6000 Heavy-Duty Pop-Up Tent, two 6094 Tent Weight Bags and two 6098 Side Panels. This package also offers comes at a lower price compared to purchasing each model individually. Available now.

The SHAX® Heavy Duty Pop-Up w/ Blue Canopy (Model 6000) features a new blue color option to the heavy-duty 300D polyester canopy, which also features PU/UV treatments and a silver lining. It also meets the CPAI-84 code, a specification for flame-resistant materials used in tentage, and the U.S. tent flame retardant standard. Available April.

SHAX® Tent Weight Bags have been updated with a new easy-carry, plastic handle for more convenient transport. Available June.

"When work has to be done in the heat of the day, taking regular breaks and meals under the cover of shelters like our SHAX® Pop-Up Tents is crucially important,” says Alsie Nelson, senior product manager, Ergodyne. “Even when forecasters call for overcast skies, putting up a tent stops the unseen UV rays and provides a safe resting spot for workers to re-energize and hydrate.”

For more information or to purchase any of our Tenacious Work Gear® , email or call 800-225-8238 // (651) 642-9889.

About Ergodyne

Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace™. What started with just one product has grown into a line of top flight, battle-tested, Tenacious Work Gear®; all precision crafted to provide protection, promote prevention and manage the elements for workers on jobsites the world over. The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex® Hand Protection, ProFlex® Knee Pads, ProFlex® Supports, Skullerz® Head Protection, Skullerz® Eye Protection, Trex™ Footwear Accessories, Chill-Its® Cooling Products, N-Ferno® Warming Products, GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids® Lanyards, Arsenal® Gear and Tool Storage, and CORE Performance Work Wear® and SHAX® Portable Work Shelters.