Hydration & Electrolyte Replacement

It’s extremely important to stay hydrated while working outdoors and in high temperatures. Heat stress, heat illness, fatigue and exhaustion are realities that take a toll on the body and the workplace. And, it’s important to know that they’re caused by not being properly hydrated. Dehydration results in poor judgement, mental errors, slower reflexes, frequently taking shortcuts and, in some instances, severe injury or death.

AFT Fasteners carries a wide variety of electrolyte replacement products, including liquid concentrate, powder packs, energy chews, and ready-to-drink beverages from Sqwincher. Shop our selection online or contact us if you’re looking for a product not currently listed on our website.

Heat Disorder
Diagnosis Appropriate Response
Heat Cramps  
Painful muscle spasms, usually in the legs and abdomen. Possible heavy sweating. Apply firm pressure on cramping muscles, then gently massage to relieve muscle spasm. Give sips of an hydration/electrolyte replacement liquid every 15 minutes.
Heat Exhaustion  
Heavy sweating, weakness, dizziness, cold skin, pale and clammy. Steady pulse, normal temperature, possible fainting and vomiting. Lie victim down out of the sun, loosen clothing and apply cool cloths. Fan or move victim to an air-cooled room. Give sips of hydration/electrolyte replacement liquid every 15 minutes for 1 hour. If victim vomits, seek immediate medical attention.
Heat Stroke  
High Body Temperature (106 Degrees or higher); hot, red, and dry skin; strong and rapid pulse; possible unconsciousness. Heat stroke is a severe medical problem. Move victim to cooler area and reduce body temperature with cold bath or sponging. Use fans and air conditioners. Get victim to hospital immediately - DELAY CAN BE FATAL. DO NOT GIVE FLUIDS!