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Week of October 14, 2019

Hydration and Electrolyte Replacement in the Winter

Hydration is just as important in the winter as it is in the summer.  Realizing that you are dehydrated when it is cold outside is more of a challenge.  We perspire underneath the layers of clothing that keep us warm in the winter.  Perspiration is absorbed by our clothing and we think we sweat only when it is hot outside.  That is so far from the truth!  When in an industrial setting in the winter months we need to be more aware of hydration.  We tend to drink less and dehydration is less obvious.  We are more prone to accidents in the workplace while operating machinery or working at a job site when we are dehydrated.  Be aware of this possibility and remember that the temperature outside is not as important as the temperature inside of your body.  To combat dehydration, look at the All Natural Sword Electrolyte Replacement products here! 

Class 2 Safety Vest

A Class 2 Safety Vest provide a relatively high level of visibility in moderately high risk environments. Class 2 is the middle level of protection. They are used in environments that are higher risk than where Class 1 vests are required but not quite as risky as where Class 3 Vests would be needed. Class 2 Safety Vests were first defined in ANSI-107-2004 which was updated to ANSI-107-2010.
Other Types of Safety Vests
Class 1 Vests
Class 3 Vests
Mesh Safety Vests


Class 2 Safety Vests Require:
    • 775 square inches of fluorescent background fabric
    • 201 square inches of reflective material 
    • Minimum width of reflective material is 1.375 inches

Examples of Occupations Where Class 2 Vests Would be Used:

    • Workers Working on Railways
    • Crossing Guards
    • Highway Toll Personnel
    • Ground Crews at Airports
    • Police Directing Traffic

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