Portacool, LLC Urges Companies to Ensure Worker Safety from Potentially Deadly Heat Illness in the Summer

Sourcing Cooling Solutions Ahead of Extreme Heat Critical to Protecting the Safety of Outdoor & Industrial Workers

Portacool evaporative coolers are portable cooling solutions for hot working areas where air-conditioning is impractical. It is an energy-efficient, highly effective solution for managers to ward-off heat stress, keep productivity up, prevent injuries and maintain positive morale in a comfortable work environment. (Photo: Business Wire)

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CENTER, Texas--()--June marks the official kick-off of summer. According to the National Weather Service, heat produces the greatest number of weather-related fatalities, ahead of flooding and tornados, each year. Given that 2016 was the hottest year on record, Portacool, LLC is ramping up outreach efforts to encourage businesses with workers that must operate in hot environments to be vigilant with preventative measures.

“Facility managers who oversee workers in hot, open spaces such as warehouses and industrial areas have to manage productivity in a way that keeps their workers safe,” said Thomas Morrison, Director of Marketing for Portacool. “In areas where air-conditioning is impractical, utilizing a portable and energy efficient cooler is a highly effective way for managers to ward-off heat stress, keep productivity up, prevent injuries, and decrease absentees and turnovers.”

In addition to providing the basic water, rest and shade requirements by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), employers that add portable cooling solutions can ensure a comfortable environment to further combat heat illness. Portacool portable evaporative coolers are a cost-effective option for cooling spaces up to 5,500 square feet. Equipped with heavy-duty casters, the coolers are easily moved where needed most. Portacool evaporative coolers utilize the natural process of evaporation and Kuul® evaporative media, the most advanced evaporative cooling media on the market with superior technological design, to achieve dramatic cooling. Rather than just circulating hot air like a typical portable fan, Portacool products work with the ambient conditions to generate and circulate cooler air while using the electricity of a typical household appliance.

“Studies have shown that once temperatures rise above 92 degrees F, workers risk a 16% decrease in productivity. Along with that fact, we know that as workers are exposed to extreme heat, they more easily begin to lose focus which can lead to more mistakes and accidents on the job,” Morrison said. “With record heat becoming more prevalent, we recommend that companies take proactive steps ahead of dangerous heat situations to ensure they have an effective cooling solution in place.”

To learn more about OSHA rules and suggestions for heat illness go to osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness. To learn more about Portacool solutions, go to www.portacool.com

About Portacool

Portacool, LLC is the worldwide manufacturing leader in the portable evaporative cooling industry providing cooling solutions that protect against heat stress and discomfort in hard-to-cool spaces. The company is dedicated to worksite safety, productivity, sustainability and social responsibility by providing a variety of cooling products “When Comfort Counts™”. Headquartered in Center, Texas for more than 25 years, Portacool products are made in the USA with domestic and global parts. To learn more or find a retailer, nationally or internationally, go to www.portacool.com or reach live support at 888-695-2942.

Contacts

for Portacool, LLC
Melodie Elliott, 214-373-1601 Ext. 271
melliott@sunwestpr.com

Release Summary

Portacool, LLC urges companies to seek proactive cooling measures to keep workers safe from preventable heat illness and injuries ahead of heat waves.

Contacts

for Portacool, LLC
Melodie Elliott, 214-373-1601 Ext. 271
melliott@sunwestpr.com