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Heat Stress in the Workplace
Experts, including OSHA and the Center for Disease Control, recommend ventilation as a preventative and some specifically recommend evaporative cooling where available, siting the inefficiency and high cost of installing and operating central air conditioning and the additional benefit of portable evaporative cooling and the ability to direct spot cooling where desired. As temperatures rise in working environments, employee productivity and accuracy decrease,
Heat Stress Web Links
1) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION/U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA Fact Sheets
2) NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (NIOSH) - “Working in Hot Environments”
3) CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION - “Prevention Guide”
4) SEFSC/NOAA - “Recognition & Treatment”
For one year from date of installation, PORTACOOL®, LLC, warrants any original component part or parts of the PORTACOOL® evaporative unit found, upon examination by factory authorized personnel, to be defective in material or workmanship, excepting, however, that the high-performance fan motor utilized as a component of the PORTACOOL® HP portable evaporative cooling unit shall be warranted by PORTACOOL®, LLC for a period of three years from the date of installation. All transportation charges on parts submitted for replacement or repair under this warranty must be borne by the purchaser. If said equipment develops such defects within this period, it will be repaired or replaced at our option. For breach of any implied or written warranty on this product, PORTACOOL®, LLC, shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages. This warranty is declared void if the equipment is found to have been misused, abused or tampered with by unauthorized personnel.
Evaporative cooling and heat stressHeat stress can occur in people, animals and even equipment. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other agencies, employees required to work in high temperature environments should be allowed frequent breaks in a cool place to avoid symptoms of heat stress including nausea, dizziness, cramps, confusion, unconsciousness, seizure and even death. High temperature environments are temperatures over 82°F for light work, over 82°F for moderate work and over 78°F for light work. In animals, heat stress reduces fertility and milk production in cows and can cause udder infections and even mortality during the hot summer months. Heat stress is also to blame for a high percentage of piglet and poultry mortality. According to the “Journal of Dairy Science”, across all animal classes, the estimated national annual losses to heat stress are estimated at $2.4 billion.
Evaporative cooling units, like PORTACOOL®, can lower the ambient temperature an average of 20°F, turning a restrictive 90°F area into a comfortable 70°F area.
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