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Government Agencies Focused on Heat Education

When a certain topic is prevalent enough to be addressed by at least EIGHT separate government agencies with specific information dedicated to education, it is clearly a very important matter. One topic with this level of coverage is that of heat safety illness and prevention, and it gets a great deal of attention from a wide range of health, safety and meteorology-based agencies. Certainly, this attention is warranted, as the National Weather Service (part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA) notes that heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses.

In fact, heat results in more fatalities than any other weather-related cause, even hurricanes or floods. Cooling can play a key role in proactively mitigating heat in the workplace and at home that leads to a safer environment. This is why our team is dedicated to sharing how portable evaporative coolers provide a solution to hot environments where traditional A/C is impractical.

Below, we list each agency website in addition to www.weather.gov (as noted above) and their link to specific resources. You’ll find that many of the agencies often post links to each other. This entwined network of educational downloads helps to reiterate the danger of heat, offer preventative measures and provide actionable steps in the case of extreme heat.

Worker safety related to heat safety is addressed by the:

Consumer safety around heat safety is addressed by the:

To learn more about how economical evaporative cooling works and can help prevent heat stress in your environment, please check out this post. You can also visit our product page to learn more about current models of Portacool portable evaporative coolers.

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