Protect Outdoor Workers and Summer Athletes from Extreme Heat with Safety-Focused Extech Heat Stress Meters
Tools eliminate guesswork in making heat-related decisions
(Nashua, NH, USA) Extech Instruments, makers of the best handheld test and measurement tools, announced a suite of easy-to-use tools that help worksite managers and athletic coaches monitor Heat Index to ensure safe outdoor working or sports practice conditions. The summer-ready meters instantly calculate Heat Index, a more accurate reading of how hot it really feels based on both temperature and relative humidity.
"As temperatures soar this summer, hazy, hot and humid days can turn outdoor work and activities into potentially life-threatening heat stress hazards," said Mike Fox, General Manager at Extech Instruments. "Extech takes the stress out of monitoring heat stress. Our meters eliminate the guesswork in heat-related workplace and athletic decisions by making it easy to measure heat index."
Extech offers 4 heat-stress related meters, including an exclusive stopwatch design. The compact meters are designed to ensure that the right tool is always handy and ready for use. Heat stress meters are ideal for foremen and managers for construction workers, agricultural workers, baggage handlers, electrical power transmission and control workers, as well as landscaping and yard maintenance workers.
For high school and college athletics organizations that routinely practice outdoors in the summer, heat stress meters are a must-have. Around the country, more and more statewide and collegiate athletics associations are requiring coaches to actively monitor heat index to avoid heat stress injuries among athletes. Extech's compact heat index meters and HeatWatch™ stopwatch are preferred by coaches for high school and college athletics programs.
Learn more about Extech's Heat Stress meters:
The HW30 HeatWatch™ is a patented, full-function stopwatch plus heat index alarm. It is ideal not only for timing industrial process control applications but also for outdoor summer athletics such as football, soccer and track and field. By measuring temperature and humidity, the HW30 calculates heat index and can be programmed to alert a user when conditions exceed safe levels. The HeatWatch is coach favorite -- recommended by organizations such as the Louisville Catholic School Athletic Association and the National Health & Wellness Club. It is also featured on the Youth Football Coaches Association website.
The RH25 Heat Index Psychrometer is a versatile, pocket-sized meter that calculates temperature, humidity, dew point, wet bulb, and wet bulb globe temperature. The RH25's heat index programmable alarm is indispensable to identify unsafe conditions. Its wet bulb globe temperature capabilities allow users to factor the effects of temperature, humidity, and direct or radiant sunlight. In fact, some heat stress guidelines suggest using wet bulb temperature to determine heat stress levels as a complement to heat index. By using an Extech meter instead of swinging a sling psychrometer, monitoring environmental conditions is easier and more accurate.
Extech's AN25 Heat Index Anemometer takes the RH25's measurement functions one step further by adding a mini anemometer to track air velocity in 5 different units as well as wind-chill temperatures.
The Extech HT30 Heat Stress Meter is a more sophisticated instrument that not only measures temperature, humidity, heat index, and wet bulb globe temperatures, it also tracks black globe temperatures, calculating the effects of direct solar radiation on an exposed surface. A data port enables users to flow readings to a PC using optional software for analysis, reporting or logging.
How to Order:
All of Extech's heat stress meters are backed by a one-year warranty and are available now from Extech distributors around the world. To find a distributor in your area, visit http://extech.com/instruments/distributors.asp
About Extech Instruments
Extech Instruments is recognized as the source for the best handheld test and measurement tools worldwide. Founded in 1971, Extech is known for its depth and breadth of innovative testers and meters suited for electrical, HVAC, building/restoration, as well as a host of environmental testers for measurement of sound, light, humidity and other factors. All Extech meters are distributed worldwide through leading representatives, distributors and OEMs. The company is headquartered in Nashua, NH USA and is ISO 9001 2008 certified. Extech is a division of FLIR Commercial Systems, Inc.