Heat illness can be deadly. Based on a report from the U.S. Department of Labor, every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable. The Polar Pod offers a solution for employers who are responsible for providing workplaces that are safe from excessive heat.
The Polar Pod is a highly customizable, patent pending, mobile cooling station that can easily be transported to any site and quickly set up. It provides health and safety, which are two of the driving forces behind The Polar Pod’s creation.
Who should consider a Polar Pod?
Any employer who has workers exposed to hot and humid conditions. Outdoor workers are at risk of heat illness, especially those doing heavy work tasks or using bulky protective clothing and equipment. Some workers might be at greater risk than others if they have not built up a tolerance to hot conditions, including new workers, temporary workers, or those returning to work after a week or more off. This also includes everyone during a heat wave.
Industries most affected by heat-related illness are: construction; trade, transportation and utilities; agriculture; building, grounds maintenance; landscaping services; and support activities for oil and gas operations.