On a summer morning near Dayton, Ohio, a temporary worker began his first day with a commercial roofing company around 6:30 a.m. Mark Rainey, 60, was assigned to a crew to rip off and dispose of an old bank-building roof. Within hours, as the heat index reached 85 degrees, his co-workers noticed the new guy was “walking clumsily,” then became ill and collapsed, according to documents from OSHA.
Featuring options like lightweight cotton, AMTEX TC and FlexTex for motion, Mount Vernon FR offers more choices of flame resistant fabrics that stand up to hot weather.
As temperatures continue to rise and with summer quickly approaching, look to Mount Vernon FR for flame resistant fabrics that make it easier for your employees to work safely in hot weather conditions.
When it comes to keeping workers cool on the job, Ergodyne leads the way. Their new Dry Evaporative Cooling Vest offers up to three days of cooling, while keeping the wearer completely dry.
Most evaporative cooling vests need to be soaked with water in order to work, which in turn soaks the wearer.
In the United States, farm workers die from heat-related illness at an annual rate 20 times that of other workers. However, few studies have measured heat conditions at their actual work settings, and research is limited on how accurately regional weather reports reflect worksite temperatures.
Ergodyne has announced the addition of three new item to its SHAX® line of portable work shelters. The SHAX® line features a number of pop-up tents and accessories designed to go up quickly and easily to provide shade and shelter at a jobsite.
With triple digit temperatures heating up parts of California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona and temperatures in the 80s and 90s in other states, employers need to take measures to protect their outdoor workers from heat illness.
When activity levels increase or people are exposed to extreme environments, water is lost more rapidly and needs to be replaced more frequently. Maintaining adequate hydration levels in the body can help avoid both acute and chronic health problems ranging from minor headaches to death.
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.
On Demand This webinar will introduce the different types of heat stress and how to handle different situations specific to the world of FR with some cold, hard facts to keep your team cool during the hot months.