Quickly and easily detect key environmental factors that can contribute to heat stress. Direct reading of Web Bulb, Dry Bulb, Globe, WBGTin and WBGTout temperatures.
3M WB-300 Offers
Uses proven Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) sensing technology; the standard for measuring the potential for heat stress
Accurately calculates WBGT to help users establish work/rest ratios
Durable, lightweight and simple to use; made to withstand the rigors of the workplace
What's included with the 3M WB-300
WB-300 Area Stress Monitor
9V alkaline battery
Don't Lose Your Cool. Manage Work Place and Athlete Heat Stress.
Sometimes we only use the air temperature as a measure of how comfortable we will feel when working or playing outside. But when the days get longer and the sun becomes stronger we need to take into account a lot more than air temperature.
Heat-induced illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke occur when your body can't keep itself cool. The evaporation of sweat is slowed on hot and humid days causing your body temperature to rise and become ill.
Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke
Dizziness, Headache, Weakness, Nausea
Rapid Heartbeat, Cramps, Chest Pain
Labored Breathing, Lack of Sweating
Mood changes such as irritability or confusion
High fever (104°F and Higher) for Heat Stroke Victims
Preventing Heat Stress
Know signs/symptoms of heat-related illnesses; monitor yourself and coworkers
Block out direct sun or other heat sources
Drink lots of water; about 1 cup every 15 minutes
Wear lightweight, light colored, loose-fitting clothes
Avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks, or heavy meals
And most importantly….Monitor the conditions you are in with a Heat Stress Meter
These meters measure how hot it REALLY feels outside when humidity is combined with temperature, air movement and radiant heat.
What is WBGT or Wet Bulb Globe Temperature?
WBGT index is a term used in industry, sports and other areas to indicate the heat stress level for humans and animals. It calculates the heat stress of direct sunlight, which takes into ac¬count temperature, humidity, wind speed, sun angle and cloud cover. This type of meter com¬bines these factors into a single number so you can quickly take into account the conditions you are in.
What is Black Globe Temperature (TG)?
Skin can burn when it comes in contact with exposed machinery, tools and containers left in hot direct sunlight. Black Globe Temperature represents the integrated effects of radiation and wind on these objects.