On the Job and on the Field: Protect Your Team from Heat Stress Hazards

June is National Safety Month in the US, and we’re going to have some safety related posts coming in the next few weeks! To start it off, we’re going to highlight some easy to use tools that will help worksite managers, and athletic coaches track Heat Index!

WHAT IS HEAT INDEX?

In the heat of summer, the outdoors can be a hazardous place for workers and athletes alike. To show how hot it really feels, meteorologists use temperatures together with humidity levels to calculate Heat Index -- a more accurate temperature reading that reveals the heat stress hazards of extreme summer weather.

Taking a look at this chart from the NOAA - on a 90ºF day with a Relative Humidity 70%, you’re looking at a Heat Index of 105ºF!

TAKE THE GUESSWORK OUT OF HEAT-RELATED WORKPLACE AND ATHLETIC DECISIONS:

WORKPLACE: Extech heat index meters help you determine when extra precautions are needed at a worksite to protect workers from heat-related illness. Outdoor workers at risk of heat stress illness include: construction workers, agricultural workers, baggage handlers, electrical power transmission and control workers, landscaping and yard maintenance workers, and others.

ATHLETICS: Nationwide, more and more statewide and collegiate athletics associations are requiring coaches to actively monitor heat index to avoid heat stress injuries among athletes. Extech’s compact heat index meters and HeatWatch™ stopwatch are preferred by coaches for high school and college football, soccer, cross country and other athletics programs.

KEEP YOUR COOL WITH EXTECH HEAT INDEX METERS

Here are 5 Meters from Extech that'll help you track Heat Index and keep your athletes & workers safe.

HW30 HeatWatch™

Full function stopwatch plus heat index alarm is ideal for industrial process control and also time-tracked outdoor athletics. A coach favorite!

RH25 Heat Index Psychrometer

Pocket meter with 6 temperature/humidity functions and heat index alarm.

AN25 Heat Index Anemometer

Pocket meter measures air velocity and 6 temperature/humidity functions including heat index.

HT30 Heat Stress Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Meter

Measures temperature, humidity, heat index, and the heat effect from sunlight!

BEAT THE HEAT: ORDER YOUR EXTECH HEAT INDEX METERS TODAY!

Head over to Extech.com to find a local distributor!

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