IceAge Insights: Safety & Drive Thru — PPE RSS



Cooling Vests Comparison for 2020

Note: this article covers cooling vests for drive-thru and industrial workers. If you are a Critical Care Provider (Nurse, Doctor, PA, etc.), Military, Law Enforcement or Fire/EMS wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), click here for our HAZMAT/CBRNE cooling solutions or here for a review of PPE Cooling Solutions for Medical Workers. 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...

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Stay Cool Working on the Airline Ramp!

Today we are going to look closely at a day in the life of an Airline Ramp Agent. Ramp work can be, for lack of better terms, arduous.  Early morning shifts can start with sub-zero external temperatures in the winter and summer afternoon shifts on the hot tarmac rise well into the triple digits. One airline mechanic told me that they measured the tarmac to be 160+ degrees F mid-summer in Las Vegas. This job requires great strength and endurance: lifting bags, cleaning planes, dealing with sometimes delicate cargo, all while sticking to strict schedules and safety guidelines. Breaks often don’t happen because of the daily rush. Lunch is a maybe. A good schedule depends on seniority. Employee turnover is high....

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