Protecting Workers from the Heat
ZIPPKOOL’s revolutionary cooling jackets add a new level of safety in high-visibility PPE
Summer is the busiest time of the year for a contractor. With longer days and sunny weather, productivity in the summer can really boost the bottom line. But at the same time, with one accident, or a worker falling ill due to the heat, it could quickly become the costliest season as well.
To prevent these heat-related accidents, companies are constantly looking for solutions that will protect workers while making sure the job gets done. ZIPPKOOL INC., manufacturer of ZIPPKOOL® Cooling products, says they have an answer.
Innovators in Cooling Apparel
With over 2 million users worldwide, ZIPPKOOL and its parent company, SFT Laboratory Co., Ltd., based in Japan, have provided cooling solutions to construction workers since 2001. In 2018, ZIPPKOOL launched the HVN-500U in the United States, the world’s first high-visibility jacket that continuously cools the worker for up to 20 hours in a single charge. Meeting the ANSI Class 3 requirements, the HVN-500U High Visibility Cooling jacket comes in high-visibility orange and yellow, using durable ripstop fabric (with waterproof coating) and 3M Scotchlite® reflective tape. Another unique feature is its compatibility with a full-body harness, where the jacket is designed with a back pocket that allows the D-ring to pop out, without leaking any air. Two high-power durable fans in the back bring in 6 to 8 gallons of air per second, allowing it to circulate throughout the upper body to vaporize sweat and lower the temperature by up to 20°F. All electronic parts, which are warrantied for one full year, can be removed when the jacket needs to be washed or replaced.
According to an independent study by NASA (Report CR-1205-1), worker output decreases by 45 percent and work accuracy drops by 700 percent due to heat-fatigue at an effective temperature of 95°F. Wearing ZIPPKOOL® will reduce the risk of heat-related illness, and boost accuracy and productivity to ensure the job gets done faster and safer.
“Wearing is believing,” says Jiro Wayama, marketing director of ZIPPKOOL INC., “and that is why we always offer a free demo to our customers before we have them place an order.” If you are considering ZIPPKOOL for your workers, contact Jiro to receive a free demo trial unit. ZIPPKOOL also says they provide special introductory discounts to employers as well as bulk discounts. Individual customers can receive 25 percent off on their first order by using the promo code: BLUEBOOK. (Offer is valid through July 30, 2019.)
ZIPPKOOL INC. is a U.S.-based company, and products ship from Huntington Beach, California.