A report in Yale Climate Connections indicates that, according to NCEI’s annual temperature outlook, “the year 2021 is 96% likely to rank among the 10 warmest years on record and 85% likely to rank among the eight warmest years on record” and the CDC tells us there are more than 600 deaths attributed to extreme heat conditions in the United States every year.
Potentially of interest for OSHA-minded businesses and professionals seeking out those heat-busting solutions that can keep outdoor workers calm, cool and collected as the mercury rises is a gadget now entering the market: the Chiller Body Freezing Gel Pad for Headwear. This custom freezing gel pad insert tucks invisibly inside most headwear. It’s an easy way to ward off heat exhaustion and stress to stay comfortable, healthy and productive at work (and at play during off hours).
The Chiller Body cooling gel insert proffers a dual-sided cooling experience. Use the “Cool Chill” side for a soft fabric feel and gentle cooling experience or flip it over and use the “Extreme Chill” side for a much higher cooling intensity. Reusable and easy to put in place and remove, this hat insert is comfortable, lightweight and flexible so it molds to any head shape and size. Plus, it’s sealed so it isn’t damp or wet, which can lead to bacteria and malodors, and it allows for maximum air flow to prolong the cooling experience. Sold as a 2-pack, one insert can be worn while the other is being re-cooled for an all-day cooling experience.
Merilee A. Kern, MBA is a Forbes Business Council member and founder, executive editor and producer of “The Luxe List” as well as host of the nationally syndicated “Savvy Living” TV show.
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