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5 Ways to Stay Cool While Working the Forklift Outside in Phoenix


The hot Phoenix sunIt’s great to have your forklift certification in Phoenix, but these jobs can also come with their challenges, especially if you are spending a lot of time outdoors. Here are 5 ways to keep cool in the summer heat:

1.      Take Frequent Breaks: When working in extreme heat, it is mandatory that you take breaks in order to cool down. Find some shade, air conditioning, or cold running water. Running cold water over your wrists for about a minute every 2 to 3 hours will help cool down your ulnar artery, which will deliver the cooled blood to the rest of your system.

2.      Take a Swig of Your Favorite Hot Sauce: Although counter intuitive, eating spicy food will help you cool off. Grabbing an ice cream cone or iced water will cause your body to try to compensate for the incoming cold food by warming up. Eating spicy food will make your body try to cool down, namely by producing sweat, which will help lower your core body temperature.

3.      Go Light: Dark colors absorb heat, which will only make you feel warmer. Light colors, on the other hand, reflect light and heat, keeping you a little cooler while you work. In addition, cotton clothes are more breathable than synthetics, which allows air to pass through to dry your sweat and help keep you cool.

4.      Make Towelsicles: You should take care to keep yourself hydrated with plenty of water, but you should also carry a cooler of face towels, or what we like to call towelsicles. Simply wet it down the night before and wring out the water. Then roll it up and put it in the freezer. Do several towels, and the next day put them in a plastic bag and then in a cooler. They’ll help keep your lunch cold, and you can pull one out and use it whenever you’re feeling too hot.

5.      Day Dream: While you learn to keep your mind on your work during forklift certification in Phoenix, it doesn’t hurt to daydream during breaks. Picture yourself in a winter wonderland, which your body will react to by lowering its temperature. It’s amazing what you can do when you use your imagination.

If it’s time to renew your certificate or you are just looking for a career change, then you should consider the benefits of our online course. It’s quick, simple, inexpensive, and you won’t even break a sweat doing it.

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