The first day of summer is in the rear-view mirror, so temperatures are on the rise pretty much everywhere from coast to coast.
That means it’s the time of year to be extra aware of ways to stay cool and safe on the job.
One of the best ways to beat the heat and stay safe is hydration, and Kimball Midwest has the Sqwincher® line of electrolyte replacement drink mixes. Sqwincher® provides an economical, effective and proven method to reduce the rate of heat stress-induced injuries and improve productivity.
The line contains an optimum balance of electrolytes, magnesium and Vitamin C that are lost during perspiration and other types of dehydration. Its electrolyte replacement formula was designed specifically for the high heat stress of industry.
Sqwincher® is absorbed into the body 98% faster than water, allowing the body to replenish lost fluids, minerals and electrolytes quickly. Its great taste encourages the body’s desire to drink and rehydrate itself, which prevents the effects of dehydration and heat stroke, and its reduced sodium content encourages continuous consumption. Sugar free options are available.
Workers should consume 6 to 10 ounces of Sqwincher® every 15 to 20 minutes in very hot or fatiguing situations or strenuous work tasks.
In addition to 2.5-gallon and 5-gallon mix quantities for larger crews, Qwik Stik® options that make 20 ounces at a time also are available. Depending on the size desired, available flavors include fruit punch, grape, lemonade, orange, mixed berry, lemon-lime, tea and strawberry lemonade.
Another hydration option is Sqwincher Sqweeze® electrolyte freezer pops. Available in regular and sugar-free, these pops also cool the body while providing hydration and replacing lost electrolytes, providing the same benefits as the drink mixes.