Heat stress, if not properly managed can result in medical conditions that can even be serious. Provide you personnel, especially those working in high temperature conditions with regularly scheduled breaks and access to activity drinks designed for industrial use. Unlike plain water, an activity beverage supplies electrolytes lost during excessive sweating. Activity drinks are also designed to encourage more frequent drinking, ensuring your personnel are always properly hydrated.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes the dangers of working in high temperature conditions for extended periods of time. As such, the agency recommends a number of preventive measures to ensure your personnel do not suffer from heat related illnesses: • Frequent breaks should be scheduled when working in hot conditions, preferably in shaded or air-conditioned areas. • Wearing light colored, lightweight and loose fitting clothes is also recommended. • Drinking of plenty of non-caffeinated drinks in frequent intervals is encouraged. Activity drinks are ideal for this endeavor as these drinks are designed to replace electrolytes lost during sweating.