Beat The Heat with Personal Protective Equipment

From welders repairing pipelines to firefighters combatting fires and roofing crews laboring in mid-summer, workers who operate in hot environments are vulnerable to heat stress. More common in the summer months, occupational heat stress is a year-round risk and is preventable through workplace strategies, like:

  • Limiting time spent in heat-intensive environments
  • Increasing airflow in workspaces
  • Offering potable water that is easily accessible
  • Designating a person to monitor conditions of workers

Heat-related illnesses can be life-threatening if left untreated and include heat rash, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. Training your employees to know the signs of these conditions and how to respond is crucial. But being proactive is the best way to approach safety in the workplace. Think about the concept of preventive maintenance: one typically thinks of equipment and machinery. It is a proactive strategy that serves to extend the lifespan of company assets. However, when it comes to personnel, a company’s most valued asset, providing a safe work environment through workplace strategies, is only half the battle. Consider implementing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help mitigate the risks of heat-related illnesses.

A Cool Way to Work Safely

ALLEGRO’s Standard Cooling Wrap, just one of the many heat prevention products we offer, is designed with comfort and protection in mind. It works well in most commercial, industrial and manufacturing settings, and its ability to cool the wearer is matched only by its lightweight material and versatility. Our line of cooling products is ever-expanding and includes:

Summertime temperatures are heating up—and industries worldwide can look to ALLEGRO to keep their workforce cool, safe, and productive. With our industry-leading expertise and commitment to safety, we hope to exceed your expectations. For more information on our extensive line of cooling products, contact us to get in touch with your regional representative.