Employers with distribution centers are faced with the challenge of keeping their employees healthy and productive during the hot summer months. Since the 1990’s efforts have focused upon improving the environment by cooling the ambient air. However, air conditioning a 50,000 or 500,000 sq. ft. center can cut deeply into a company’s profits and in many cases may not be a viable option. This paper poses an alternative that has been grossly overlooked: cooling the core temperatures of the workers themselves.
Workplace heat exposure can increase the risk of occupational accidents. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, workers experiencing core temperature elevation and dehydration can experience negative behavioral effects such as fatigue, lethargy, irritability, impaired judgment and loss of dexterity1. In industrial situations, these can jeopardize employees’ safety and seriously affect their efficiency.2
Productivity and workers’ health go hand in hand. The introduction of redesigned distribution centers, increased ventilation systems and water cooled fans has certainly helped keep the stagnant, hot air moving but heat stress continues to effect these workers.
In 2014 the focus turned towards cooling operatives bodies, while keeping them unencumbered and free to perform their jobs. Cool Performance Apparel LLC introduced a moisture wicking shirt with a patented hidden pocket for the placement of an ice cube. The location of the pocket is the key to the effectiveness of this apparel. Sewn inside the collar line at the top of each shirt, the pocket holds the ice cube over one of the body’s internal thermostats, instantly cooling the wearer’s core temperature. As the ice melts, the water and sweat wick to the outside of the shirt, quickly drying and keeping each employee cooler and more comfortable.
Alone, moisture wicking polyester blends were not seen as light and breathable as cotton. The addition of adding ice to the equation, along with the wicking ability of these shirts can successfully reduce the worker’s core temperature*. This Cube Cooling Technology enables us to offer for the first time an outerwear garment that actually cools the wearers’ body temperature.
Order your shirts today. You’re one click away from making your company more productive and your employees safer and more efficient than ever before. For a limited time we will sell single shirts on our web site (up to 12). Take advantage of this offer while it lasts.
Go to: http://www.coolcct.com/pages/contact-cool Fill in the mailing address on the Contact page and write the number of shirts needed, along with size and color. We will contact you for confirmation before shipping.
1– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC 24/7: Saving Lives, Protection People. CDC – Heat Stress
2– The Hidden cost of Summer Heat. Megan Browning 5-1-2013
*These claims come from in-house testing only. No medical professional has endorsed or verified these claims.