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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! 


Drench Showers

Drench Shower - Safety Drench Showers

A drench shower is a necessary component for a workplace that handles hazardous chemicals and acids that can splash on the skin and clothing of a worker.


Drench Showers also known as Deluge Showers dilute chemical splashes or spills on the body while providing immediate full body coverage.  The skin and body can be permanently damaged within seconds of the spill or splash from a hazardous material if not drenched with the proper shower.  The water supply from the unit “shall provide 20 gallons of water per minute for a full 15 minutes.”  (ANSI Section 4.1.2,4.5.5).

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If it is determined that chemical splashes could result in face or eye injury along with chemical splashes on the body then a combination shower with an eye wash station and drench shower should be used in place of a regular drench or deluge shower if it is determined that chemical splashes could result in face or eye injury. A thorough analysis and review of the work area will help make this determination.

Drench Shower Benefits
  • Larger shower head than regular shower to provide full body coverage
  • Contaminants can be flushed from clothing also
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