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How to Stay Cool Working on Set of a Major Motion Picture

By Zachary Dunn  Hey, I’m writing this from the set of a major motion picture. I’m required to be vague about certain things in order to protect the privacy of the shoot--hope you understand. I recently discovered Qore Performance’s IceVents. Wearing them while working has been a game changer! I connected with you guys to let you in on why. So, here I am on set in the Mojave Desert. I’m a fixtures technician (IATSE Local 728). If that doesn’t sound familiar to you, don’t worry--my job isn’t exactly in the spotlight. Fixtures is a branch of the lighting department, specifically Rigging. Our work starts long before the cameras are rolling. We are one of the first departments on set...

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Cooling Vests for Summer 2019

Most outdoor jobs can't be put on hold when the weather turns hot - from outdoor drive-thru employees to airline ramp workers, battling the summer elements is embedded in the job description. Employers have to get creative, finding innovative methods to keep employees cool in the intense heat and summer sun. The implications for safety and health are too severe and costly otherwise - heat stroke, fatigue, and dehydration are serious concerns that limit your manpower and in extreme cases, land people in the hospital! Interestingly enough, Phase Change Material (PCM) Cooling Vests offer an interesting solution.  Let's brush up on some simple science before comparing the features of PCM Vests on the market.      Phase What?  Temperature Who? A phase change is when a...

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