The Importance of Keeping Cool
Heat stress and heat-related illnesses can be incredibly serious, yet they are relatively easy to prevent by putting the right measures in place. This is why it is so important to ensure that workers are able to stay cool.
Keeping Cool to Avoid Overheating
There needs to be time built into the work schedule to ensure your crew stops to rest in a cooler place and drink plenty of water. When heat is caused by the season or time of day, it will likely be necessary to increase the number of breaks to ensure people are drinking as much as they need. Resting can both make workers more aware of how they are feeling, as well as lowering their body temperature. When they aren’t physically active, their body temperature will decrease.
To keep workers safer, OSHA recommends that they be provided plenty of water, rest, and shade while on the jobsite.
Chill out by using items you can soak in water and place against your skin in non-restrictive ways. Bandannas, headbands, triangle hats and hard hat inserts are great ways to use evapoorative cooling to beat the heat.
A Simple Cooling Tip
- Blocks out Wind & Dust
Ultimate protection from the elements
- Comfortable Face Coverage
Inline with CDC recommendations for cloth face covers in public
- Machine Washable
For clean re-use
- Multiple Ways to Wear
Wide variety of style and and usage configurations
- Low Profile
Can be worn with or without a hardhat
- Moisture Wicking
When dry, will abosorb sweat and wick moisture away
- Antibacterial Treatment
Reduces odors caused by sweat