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The Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

Summer is upon us. We finally have warm temperatures and sunny skies. While it’s easy to think of the dangers involved with winter; slippery roads, poor visibility, etc., summer can be a dangerous time of year too.

We want to help you keep your team safe this summer, so we’ve compiled our top three dangers and products to counteract.


Danger #1 – The Sun

After the gray days of winter, the sunshine is always a welcomed sign of spring & summer. However, its ultraviolet rays can be damaging to our skin. Outdoor workers and vehicle drivers are particularly at risk.

Did you know that welders are also susceptible to UV rays from the welding arcs and flames? UV radiation in a welding arc will burn unprotected skin just like sunlight.

The best way to protect your team is with a minimum SPF30 sunscreen. We offer two options: a dispenser or individual tubes. Our Deb lotion offers protection from UVA and UVB rays. It absorbs quickly and is perfume-free and water resistant.

It’s not just our skin we need to protect from the sun. Our eyes are vulnerable as well. Protective glasses are suggested for those spending considerable time outdoors.

Danger #2 – Heat

When the mercury rises, so does the level of danger. During the sweltering hot days of summer, it is easy to get dehydrated and your body needs to replace the essential minerals lost on the job.

Electrolytes maintain connection between cell membranes and regulate body fluids to maintain a healthy pH balance. Electrolytes are key to muscle function, so it’s important to keep them balanced.

Sqwincher’s formula is scientifically formulated to replenish electrolytes and keep your team hydrated and safe. Our liquid concentrate is easy to mix with water and fuel the whole crew all day long.

Danger #3 – Bugs

The warm weather brings bugs. Although mosquitos can be a pesky annoyance, some bugs can be much more dangerous. Our Doktor Doom Mosquito/Insect Repellent is effective and powerful, repelling mosquitos, black flies, ticks and chiggers. It’s an excellent preventative for the spread of West Nile Virus.

Konk Hornet & Wasp Spray will effectively kill wasps, bees, yellow jackets and hornets. It is safe to spray inside electrical panels and outdoor light fixtures and can spray up to 3 meters.

Now is a good time to review your needs and consider if your First Aid supplies are adequate for your organization. Consider how many employees you have and ensure you have appropriately sized boxes. We offer three sizes to suit your needs!

Checkers offers exceptional service and exceptional supplies. We hope you have an exceptional summer but, more importantly, a safe summer. Contact us to discuss any of these products or your specific summertime needs.