Sqwincher Fights Heat Stress
Sqwincher has been working to keep industrial workers safely hydrated for almost 45 years. While keeping workers hydrated is not an Occupational Safety and health Administration’s (OSHA) mandated heat stress program, it does make recommendations on how to provide safe procedures and methods that recognize and prevent on-the-job heat illness.
According to OSHA the number one culprit for heat illness after high temperature and humidity, is low liquid intake. OSHA recommends that employers, “Provide adequate amounts of cool, potable water near the work area and encourage workers to drink frequently.”
Further recommendations state that supervisors should train their workers to prevent heat stress by understanding its causes and dangers. One tool to minimize risk is, “Drinking enough water and monitoring the color and amount of urine output.”
Even though water will always be an essential part of a heat safety program, it does not contain electrolytes. Electrolytes are essential ions in the human body for proper electrical activity. Maintaining the concentration of electrolytes is crucial for proper fluid balance, nerve function, muscle contraction, and other physiological processes in the body. Some of the main electrolytes in the human body include sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Depleted electrolytes can cause an array of problems including irregular heart rates, confusion, weakness, muscle cramps, seizure, and coma.
By focusing its research on the heat safety of industrial workers Sqwincher delivers a great tasting beverage that keeps electrolytes in balance, plus it’s easy for workers to consume even in the toughest conditions. Sqwincher learned from their loyal industrial customers that no two individuals are alike, and everyone needs hydration solutions that fit their unique lifestyle. With this in mind it comes in a variety of flavors and can be added to a water bottle or pitcher of water for quick on the job use. Widemouth ready to drink bottles are also available. Sqwincher offers three formulas, sugar, reduced sugar and zero sugar.
According to Sqwincher, their dedication to providing quality hydration products and convenient, innovative and economical packaging made them “The Drink of Industry”.
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This post is the latest in our series of heat safety posts. View our previous posts here: