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  1. 4 Ways to Avoid Heat Stress While Wearing Protective Clothing

    4 Ways to Avoid Heat Stress While Wearing Protective Clothing

    For all workers, especially during the hot season, heat stress is a real threat. The heat combined with work exertion drains fluids quickly from the body, leading to dehydration. Unless rehydrated, the body will no longer be able to cool itself enough to remain below the healthy threshold of 100.4°F/38°C (according to an OSHA Heat Stress Guide). When this happens, heat stress sets in and if left untreated, it may escalate to heat stroke, a fatal and life-threatening condition.

    The instance described above applies mostly to people working in hot conditions without adequate ventilation and fluid intake. Now, consider those that work in hot conditions WHILE wearing protective gear e.g. worke

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  2. Four Ways Millennials are Impacting Industrial Distribution

    Four Ways Millennials are Impacting Industrial Distribution

    Millennials have shaped many aspects of modern society. In the last ten years, we have seen the decline of the chain restaurant and the rise of the “man bun,” both arguably caused by this generation. No matter how you feel about millennials’ impact on a personal level, you cannot deny the tidal wave of change caused by their generation. The changes aren’t just cultural; millennials have fundamentally changed the way we do business, impacting everything from the way we communicate with colleagues and clients to the way products are distributed.

    There are many challenges that face the distribution industry, but also a great deal of opportunity. Interestingly, even though many of the challenges are a result of millennials in the workforce, millennials could be the key to resolving these same challenges.

    Here are a few ways millennials are changing distribution:

    Workforce Demographics

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  3. What is ANSI Sizing, and does it matter?

    What is ANSI Sizing, and does it matter?

    ANSI sizing is a national standard for limited-use and disposable coveralls. The standard provides minimum sizing, packaging, and labeling requirements for limited-use and disposable clothing.

    To understand the concept, it’s important to understand what ANSI is and what they do. ANSI stands for American National Standards Institute. It was established in the early 1900s as a method of standardizing electronics and electrical products and services. Today, it applies to a much more extensive range of systems, processes, and products intended for industrial and consumer use. An American National Standard is intended as a guide to aid the manufacturer, the consumer, and the general public. These sta

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