Full Line Catalog Page 186 Safety Equipment And Supplies

Understanding how worker performance and efficiency is affected by environmental conditions is critical to reducing dehydration-related illnesses and accidents. At Sqwincher, we are committed to providing hydration education and solutions that help companies meet the needs of all workers - 365 days a year. HYDRATION SOLUTIONS FOR THE WORKING WORLD BECAUSE DEHYDRATION IS A THREAT IN EVERY SEASON FACTS: THE BODY IS 60-70% WATER* Maintaining and balancing the body's fluid level is imperative. Factors that contribute to fluid loss include: *Varying factors: age, gender, environment and conditioning s 3WEATING s %XHALING s 5RINATION s $IURETIC INTAKE s .ATURAL BODY EXERTION TO MAINTAIN core temperature FLUID LOSS RESULT 2% Impaired performance 4% Muscular function and capacity declines 6% Heat exhaustion 8% Hallucination 10% Circulatory collapse and heat stroke Water is necessary, but water alone will not replace lost nutrients and minerals such as electrolytes. Electrolytes consist of minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium, which are critical for cell and muscular function. WATER (cups per day) 1 In hotter environments and/or strenuous activity, an increase in fluid intake may be necessary. ELECTROLYTES 6-10 oz. every 15-20 minutes during strenuous activity, especially in hot environments. * Individual circumstances may vary. Include water with electrolyte consumption. 1 Increase intake in hotter environments and/or during strenuous activity. Source: Water: How much should you drink every day? http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/water/NU00283 2 Source: Role of Carbohydrate-Electrolyte Fluid Replacement in the Industrial Environment. Human Performance Laboratory, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. RECOMMENDATION FOR PROPER HYDRATION: 13 9 HEAT INDEX: APPARENT DANGERS POSED BY HEAT STRESS 90 to 100 F Possible sunstroke, heat cramps and heat exhaustion with prolonged exposure and physical activity. 101 to 129 F Probable sunstroke, heat cramps and heat exhaustion and possible heat stroke with prolonged exposure and physical activity. 130 F + Imminent heat stroke or sunstroke. TARGET LEVEL Maintain level DEHYDRATED Needs improvement SEVERELY DEHYDRATED Immediate attention PROPERLY HYDRATED - If urine resembles or matches these colors. DEHYDRATED - If urine resembles or matches these colors more fluids should be consumed. HYDRATION LEVEL CHART: USE THE COLOR CHART TO IDENTIFY HYDRATION LEVEL. SEVERELY DEHYDRATED - If urine matches these colors, SERIOUS DEHYDRATION has occurred. Contact a physician. HEAT FACTORS: Contributing to elevated body temperature and rapid fluid loss: s (IGH TEMPERATURE AND humidity or strain s 00% AND HEAVY CLOTHING s 0OOR AIR mOW AND CIRCULATION s $IRECT SUNLIGHT EXPOSURE s -EDICAL PRECONDITION s ,ACK OF PHYSICAL conditioning

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