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Portacool 30th Anniversary Spotlight – Shamarion “Squeeze” Tibbs

  Founded in 1990, Portacool is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year. To give you a view into what makes the leader in evaporative cooling tick, we’re spotlighting long-time employees and a few that have made a big impact in a short time to share their memories, experiences and perspectives during their time with the company.…

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Portacool Jetstream 230

    Portacool portable evaporative air coolers are made in a range of sizes to suit a variety of cooling needs. Over the course of three decades of manufacturing, the Portacool team has sought to provide an option that’s “just-right” in terms of size for those with particular cooling needs that don’t accommodate larger fan…

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Portacool 30th Anniversary Spotlight – Jeff Cook

  Founded in 1990, Portacool is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year. To give you a view into what makes the leader in evaporative cooling tick, we’re spotlighting long-time employees to share their memories, experiences and perspectives during their time with the company. Name: Jeff Cook Role: Director of Manufacturing – Evaporative Media Years at…

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Protect yourself from heat-related illnesses during home DIY projects

  Quarantine and social distancing mean spending more time at home. This has inspired renewed interest in home improvement and DIY projects. While warm-weather months are ideal for many projects, it also can bring high temperatures and dangerous heat. To avoid heat-related illness and injury, it is important to take precautions to stay safe. Heat-related…

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Utilizing Portacool Evaporative Coolers as PPE to Combat Heat

  When we think of traditional personal protective equipment or PPE, we can find a full list of materials that provide safety for workers that quite literally cover them from head to toe. Items such as hard hats, safety goggles, gloves, and shoe covers are common safety gear for many jobs, but when it comes…

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Made in America

  America’s birthday is almost here. This weekend we’ll celebrate Independence Day – the 244th birthday of our nation. Here at Portacool, we are particularly proud that all of our products are made in the USA. For three decades, our company has manufactured Portacool branded portable evaporative coolers and Kuul evaporative media in Center, Texas.…

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State-Specific OSHA Regulations

  Last week, we focused on Cal/OSHA heat regulations but mentioned a few other U.S. states that also have government regulations in place. Washington is one of those states. In 2008, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) filed a permanent workplace rule to protect employees from outdoor heat exposure. This rule was…

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Cal/OSHA Regulations

  As employers delve into determining what rules must be followed when it comes to heat safety protection and mitigation for their workers, it can be helpful to look to the most stringent guidelines as a guide. Beyond the national standard and education provided by OSHA, the agency website also notes states that have set…

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National Focus on Heat Safety – OSHA Regulations

  Record-setting high heat temperatures and marked warmth has been on the rise since 2015. Beyond being uncomfortable, extreme heat presents a real danger to workers in a variety of occupations. Less than a decade ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a formidable campaign to raise awareness among employers and employees about…

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Portacool Jetstream Series Overview

  As the leader in evaporative cooling technology, Portacool has been manufacturing portable evaporative coolers for 30 years. Continuing in the pattern of innovation, Portacool designed the Jetstream series of evaporative coolers to answer the need for cooling relief in a variety of challenging spaces and environments. The Portacool Jetstream series includes the Portacool Jetstream…

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