Kenzen Announces PPE Summer Rental
Manufacturer of smart personal protective equipment, Kenzen, has recently announced via emailed press release that it will be offering a new rental program for its wearable devices.
Kenzen’s equipment specifically monitors the heat health of workers in hot and humid conditions. The rental program has been announced as the U.S. National Weather Service and U.K. Met Office predict the summer of 2021 to be the hottest on record so that companies of all sizes can protect workers and maintain productivity throughout the season.
The solution Kenzen provides is a combined system that includes wearable worker monitors, a worker alert app, a manager app for on-site supervisors to predict and prevent heat stress for individuals on the job and a data analytics dashboard for corporate Environmental Health and Safety leaders to track patterns and make improvements to their heat safety programs.
The monitors work in real-time, reporting on a worker’s physiological markers that trigger heat injury risks. Once in danger of a heat injury, the worker is warned via a smart phone app that vibrates and gives next-step instructions, as well as vibrations on the device they are wearing. Managers have a corresponding app that alerts them when a worker needs an intervention to stop work, rest, and hydrate and when it is safe to return to work.
For the rental packages, Kenzen is offering either groups of 10, 20 and even 50 for all kits which include the heat monitoring devices, armbands, device chargers, apps available for both iOS and android phones, and packaging for easy returns at the end of the rental period. The kits can be rented for up to two months.
“We’re on a mission to protect as many workers as possible from the hot and humid season ahead,” said Heidi Lehmann, Kenzen Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer. “Our goal is to have at least 5,000 devices in the field before temperatures peak – protecting construction workers, road pavers, agricultural teams, roofers, drivers, and anyone who works outdoors.”
The Kenzen solution integrates the company’s commitment to personal data privacy; only workers can view the details of their personal health information and safety managers and other EHS leaders only see what’s necessary to keep the workers safe.