Working in the heat is an ongoing battle for the hundreds of millions of workers in the agriculture, mining, construction and resources industries. Performing physically demanding tasks in hot or humid environments puts a large amount of heat stress on the body. If managed inappropriately, heat stress reduces productivity and can lead to serious heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke—which is why in 2022, OSHA added heat-related injuries to its first National Emphasis Program.
Hydration status is a key factor in how the body responds to heat stress and its resilience to heat-related injury. The The MX3 Hydration Testing System (HTS) is an affordable, portable solution that allows your organization to directly measure hydration anytime and anywhere, ensuring your employees start their shift hydrated and stay hydrated during work. Saliva osmolarity measurements are immediate, actionable, non-invasive, and preferred over urine measurements by both workers, managers, and health and safety officers.
Routine measurements allow you to identify workers for whom a standard hydration policy is ineffective. With this information, your company can develop individualized hydration plans to address employees' needs and avoid heat-related injuries. The MX3 App and Portal provides organizations with unparalleled access to comprehensive hydration data, generating important insights into the hydration management of your workforce.
Read our success stories to learn how MX3 technology has helped companies prevent heat-related injuries among their employees in extreme environments. BHP, a world-leading global resources company, uses the MX3 Hydration Testing System to increase the hydration testing frequency of their employees and simplify reporting. Innovative drilling company Topdrill uses the MX3 Hydration Testing System to improve the safety of their workers in extreme heat and overcome privacy concerns with testing in remote environments.