Hot, Hot, Hot

Published by Justin McCarter on Jun 24th 2014

Whether you believe in global warming or not, summer is here and it's getting plenty hot. Loading up on sunscreen and other products for the heat is a bright idea that will keep your team healthy and protected. Heat stroke, sunburn, exposure to poison oak, and even bee and wasp stings are much more likely in the summer months. Get the right products for the season delivered quickly from PK Safety Supply. Protect yourself from heat and your eyes from damaging rays. The summer months bring special challenges for workers. High temperatures create conditions where workers need to be extra vigilant to stay hydrated. One tool for folks working at height are the clip-on hydration packs from DBI-SALA. These well-placed water storage and drinking devices fit any harness and are easy to haul around because they are placed like a backpack. Hard hats can feel like head heaters during summer months. Luckily PIP has recently come out with a smart vented hard hat with a full brim that's proving very popular with our customers. Not only does it let the heat out, but it also has an easy-to-adjust wheel ratcheting system for an excellent fit, and the full brim provides extra sun and glare protection. It's a couple of dollars more than the standard PIP Vented Hard Hat but both provide a way for the heat to escape, and we all know what they say about cooler heads. Skin-wellness is a big industry buzzword these days. Employers are responsible for providing easily-accessible sunscreen for employees working outdoors. Coretex provides a range of high-quality products that make taking care of those responsibilities a breeze. The SunX SPF 30+ Sunscreen and Wall-Mount Dispenser puts a clean, easy-to-use delivery device for sunscreen wherever it makes the most sense for your work site. Replacement bladders are available and easy to install. Coretex also makes sunscreen pouches which are easy to store in toolboxes and glove compartments for workers on the go. These skin-wellness options (see, I used it again) are available in boxes of 100 which come in a dispenser box and 300 which comes bulk. Eyes take a lot of abuse during the summer months as well. Wrap around style safety glasses like the Goliath from Pyramex keep the sun from coming in the sides and provide 99% protection from harmful UV-A and UV-B rays. Plus they look cool. If you're a trendsetter, the White Frame Goliath Glasses are even cooler. I think. Don't ask me. I'm 45. What do I know? I know I'm not cool enough to wear them. But you might be. Summer is also the time when workers are exposed to greater numbers of stinging insects and poison oak and ivy. Handy, portable products like BugX Insect Repellant come in individually wrapped towelettes to keep the mosquitoes away, while another Coretex product, StingX Pain Relief Pads contain Benzocaine to relieve pain and swelling from insect bites and stings. They say luck favors the prepared, so stock up for summer and you just might enjoy the global warming, regardless of what caused it.