Friday, July 11, 2014

Do You Have the Hottest Job In America? Tell Cintas & Sqwincher

Are you or someone you know feeling the heat at work--literally? Cintas Corp., a provider of on-site safety services and training solutions, and The Sqwincher Corp., a provider of electrolyte replacement drinks, have launched the “Hottest Job in America” contest for employees in high-heat environments.

Workers in indoor environments, like manufacturing facilities, and outdoor workplaces, such as construction sites, can suffer heat stress, which leads to issues such as heat stroke, exhaustion, cramps and rashes. The risk of injuries also increases with warmer temperatures because safety glasses can fog, surfaces can cause burns and palms can become sweaty and slippery, the companies explain, adding that staying hydrated and using the right PPE for high-heat environments help keep workers safe despite extreme temperatures.

“With summer in full swing, people such as landscapers, road workers, miners and factory workers can easily overheat,” explains Cintas's Jay Bruscato. “By rewarding a hardworking employee with prizes to beat the heat, we’re bringing awareness to the dangers of workplace heat stress and the solutions that can help alleviate it.”

Contest applicants must identify why their work environment is hotter than the average workplace. The individual with the most compelling story will receive two tickets to a 2014 season NFL game, Cintas performance polos and cooling collars, and a variety of Sqwincher products for their company. Submit an entry on the contest website by Sept. 1.