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    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2017-11-13

    5 Reasons Why Sqwincher

    Sqwincher is Australia's, New Zealand's and America's leading electrolyte enhanced beverage used for industrial applications. Research comparing 53 electrolyte products, independent tests with food technologists, interviews with medical professionals and sports nutrition experts have identified 5 key reasons why Sqwincher is the leading choice for effective hydration both on the workplace as well as for sports.Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2017-11-20

    Are Unacclimatised FIFO and DIDO Workers at a Higher Risk for Dehydration and Heat Stress Illnesses?

    Fly in Fly out (FIFO) and Drive in Drive out (DIDO) workers form a significant part of the Australian industrial workforce. Often travelling long distances frequently to tough, hot environments can increase environmental heat stress. Studies show that a worker performing heavy manual work in the heat can take up to 10 days or more to safely adapt to the work conditions.Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2017-11-20

    What is Sqwincher and What are Electrolytes?

    Whether you are working or doing sports, if you sweat you lose essential nutrients. Especially when undergoing strenuous activity, you are more likely to lose more nutrients and eventually get dehydrated. Our bodies need more than water alone to avoid dehydration. We need to replace all the essential nutrients we lose through sweat and urinating, known as electrolytes.Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2017-11-20

    Sqwincher for Sports

    The true value of electrolyte replacement drinks is never more evident than during elite sports, particularly top level athletics where every ounce of energy can make a difference at the finish line. Former nationally-ranked middle distance runner in the UK; 21 year old Nadia Fidler puts much of her race-day success during a five-year career down to the role of electrolytes in replacing lost fluids. Nadia competed in track events, cross-country and marathons on a regular basis in the UK before coming to Australia to study, but still finds time to hit the pavement. After years of using different products she said Sqwincher was now her favourite electrolyte replacement drink.Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2017-11-20

    Cold Stress, a Productivity Buster in the Workplace

    Working in cooler conditions without proper protective clothing may be putting employees at risk of cold stress, contributing to poor productivity in the workplace. People who work outside in cold temperatures, in cold wind or in wet conditions were most at risk, according to the New Zealand Department of Labour’s report Guidelines for the Management of Work in Extremes of Temperature. The report listed several New Zealand working environments with the potential to produce cold stress including “work in refrigerated plant in the food processing industry, diving or outdoor work in winter”. Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2017-11-20

    Sqwincher Testimonials

    "For the first two weeks, I was in hospital three times. I wasn’t drinking enough water; I was only consuming 600mL of water a day. I was severely dehydrated. I had cramps, headaches and I felt drained and run down. I was losing lots of salt as well, my clothes started turning white and I started getting rashes. I had to go on a saline drip when I was in hospital. I was about to head home because I wasn’t surviving up there, however, I was recommended to use an electrolyte replacement drink called Sqwincher. Sqwincher really saved my life".Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2017-11-20

    Women conquer Kokoda track with boost from Sqwincher

    A group of Aussie women have powered through a 100km trek in the Papua New Guinean jungle thanks to sponsorship from a national electrolyte replacement drinks distributor; Sqwincher. The fundraising group Kokoda Chicks 2012 raised $104,000 for breast cancer after trekking the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea in October 2012. The 16 women kept up their energy on the arduous mountain trek thanks to sponsorship from Pryme Australia, which distributes Sqwincher rehydration drinks.Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2017-11-20

    Check your Urine for Dehydration

    It might sound strange, but yes, the colour of your urine indicates whether your body is dehydrated or not. It’s therefore a good and simple indication factor to see if you get enough fluids into your body. Be aware though that the electrolytes in your body are not reflected through the colour of your urine. You could be hydrated well enough but if you are sweating and urinating frequently, your body requires electrolytes to replace the nutrients your body loses. If you feel weak or tired, your body requires more electrolytes to restore its nutrients and energy levels.Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2017-11-20

    Symptoms of Heat Illnesses and Heat Stress

    Heat makes you lose more fluids regardless of work conditions. The loss of fluids increases when you factor in PPE, the kind of safety uniforms or clothing worn and how hard the job is on the body. Because of these factors, there is a great potential for dehydration, heat stress and heat illnesses. To ensure safety, all work environments should have a temperature benchmark for heat that exceeds standard precautions and considers all variables like PPE and heat released from machinery and equipment.Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2017-11-21

    How Much Sqwincher Should I Consume

    Quite often, we get asked how much Sqwincher someone should consume a day. Reality is that it’s hard to predict how much Sqwincher a person should have a day. It depends on various factors of the person in question like, weight, diet, lifestyle, how much activity someone has performed the past week and the intensity of activities they are currently performing. It also depends on various external factors like, temperature and humidity.Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2017-11-21

    Sqwincher Saves Mine Site Worker’s Life

    A mine site worker who was hospitalised for dehydration three times in a month says his condition only improved after he started drinking Sqwincher rehydration drinks. ACT resident Stephen Thelan started suffering from dehydration symptoms after he began working as a labourer at a Port Hedland iron ore site in northern WA seven years ago. The conditions were unforgiving – temperatures regularly reached 45 degrees Celsius, there was no shade and he had to wear hot, protective clothing and a helmet every day.Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2017-11-21

    Soaring temperatures increase risk for workers

    Heat waves have killed more Australians than any other natural disaster in the past 200 years. Some Australian cities such as Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide, have experienced significant deaths in heat events since the turn of the century. In 2009, 173 people perished in the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria. During that same week – where the maximum daily temperature was 46.4 degrees Celsius in Melbourne – more than 370 people died from extreme heat in Victoria.Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2017-11-21

    Causes and Symptoms of Dehydration

    The human body is comprised of over 60% water. Exposure to hot environments and/or strenuous activity leads to sweating. Without adequate hydration this will lead to dehydration and heat stress. There are various factors that can cause dehydration. The factors below may specifically contribute to an increased incidence of dehydration and heat stress on work sites.Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2017-11-21

    Thermal Hazards

    Working in hot weather safety includes identifying Thermal hazards that may exist in your workplace. Identifying heat hazards in the workplace and taking adequate control measures to reduce risk, can help increase safety of workers and avoid dehydration in the workplace.Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2018-02-26

    Dropped Objects Prevention on Oil Rigs after Rise in Injuries from Falling Objects

    An increase in the number of dropped objects on offshore rigs highlighted the need for suitable safety equipment and continued regular safety training. With an 800 per cent rise in the number of falling objects on offshore rigs in Australia this year, companies are being urged to maintain effective safety practices and encourage the use of appropriate safety equipment to minimise risk and injury to workers.Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2018-02-26

    Whole Body Vibration and White Finger Disease

    Workers in Australian workplaces are exposed to Vibration in many job roles. The two main types of Vibration are Hand Arm vibration, and Whole Body Vibration; HAV being vibration that travels through the hand and arm into the body, and WBV being vibration that starts at the feet or glutes and then travels into the body. Industries like Mining, Construction, Farming, Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, Trades, and Utilities are hi-risk industries for vibration exposure through hand tools, power tools, machinery and heavy vehicles.Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2018-02-26

    Manual Handling Procedures to Avoid Musculoskeletal Workplace Injury

    Manual handling of loads between waist and shoulder height puts tremendous strain on the back, and body stressing causes the vast majority of all work related back injuries. If manual lifting is unavoidable, using correct lifting techniques and not lifting beyond the worker’s capacity can help reduce risk of injury.Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2018-02-26

    Gravity Falling Objects Prevention on Workplaces: Australian Death Toll Nearly Doubled in Recent Years

    In the report, Key Work Health and Safety Statistics, Australia 2014, published by Safe Work Australia, deaths from falling objects have increased from 18 in 2009-10 to 30 as of 2011-12. The alarming rise in deaths from falling objects place Safety Professionals under more pressure to control falling object hazards. Controlling hazards caused by falling objects are compounded by the range of potential hazards from lifting operations, to hand held tools and equipment coupled with the propensity for human error.Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2018-02-26

    Most Common Types of Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Workplace

    In Australia most musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace can be accounted to Body Stressing, tasks or through impact injuries caused by a Slip, Trip or fall. Sprains and Strains or Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSDs) are some of the most common injuries for workers, particularly in industries where repetitive manual tasks like lifting and kneeling are required. Body Stressing injuries account for 40.8% and Slips, Trips, fall account for 20.9% of Sprain and Strain injuries. Workers who perform repetitive manual tasks or who are exposed to physical labour are at a high risk for Sprains and Strains. Industries like Contract Cleaning, Health Care, Aged Care, Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics, Warehousing and Construction are amongst the highest risk sectors for Sprains and Strains. According to Clean Start Contract Cleaners are only second to Concrete Construction Services.Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2018-02-26

    White Finger Disease and How to Prevent it

    The common disease related to excessive use and exposure of vibrating machinery is white finger. An industrial related injury caused by continuous use of vibrating machinery or tools which affects the blood vessels, nerves, muscles and joints of the hand, wrist and arm is called Vibration white finger (VWF), also known as hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2018-02-26

    Select the Right Knee Pads to Avoid Knee Injuries at Work

    The knees and Back are made up of a complex system of bones, ligaments fluids and tissue and repetitive impact and stress can cause different types of injuries. Knee and Back injuries are different from other injuries because they accumulate over time through repetitive tasks and may not be apparent instantly.Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2018-02-26

    Dropped Objects Prevention: the Top 10 Causes of Dropped Objects

    In the publication, “Managing the Risk of Falls at Workplaces: Code of Practice”, Regulation 34-38 of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011, requires employers to implement controls to minimise risks so far as is reasonably practicable. Although this is the case, the Code does little in the way to account for hazards posed by small falling objects. In contrast, Safe Work Australia’s “Falling Objects Fact Sheet” does provide some guidance to control small falling object hazards, for example requiring all tools and materials be tethered or otherwise secured while working at heights.Read Now

    By: Pryme AustraliaDate: 2018-02-26

    The Importance of Wearing Sun Protected Hats with Neck Flaps

    Australia has the highest incidence of Skin cancer in the world, and 2 out of 3 Australians are likely to develop Skin Cancer before the age of 70 Harsh UV rays in sunlight on a hot sunny day and sometimes even on overcast and cooler days, can cause skin to burn in just 12 minutes. According to BOM (The Bureau of Meteorology) UV radiation in Australia is at its peak during the hot summer months, and is typically very high to extreme and outdoor workers are at some of the highest risk for sun damage, as they can spend several hours a day working under the sun. Effective risk assessments and control measures to reduce the risk of exposure for workers can help control a largely preventable disease like Skin Cancer.Read Now