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Lineman's Expo Exhibitor Shares Utility's Success Story With Its Hydration Program

Sept. 28, 2018
Working Athlete worked with an Arizona utility to eliminate the number of heat-related hospitalizations.

Almost five years ago, Working Athlete was introduced to the need for industrial hydration by a manager at the largest utility company in Arizona. Up until that point, they had experienced numerous heat-related hospitalizations per year. The company made a decision--the new goal was zero. Everyone was tasked with the big job of making that happen.

So, they reached out to Working Athlete, which provided them with its nutritional hydration, Hydrate & Recover, and its thorough heat and dehydration safety training. Today, the company is proud to say that the teams who adopted its system have zero hospitalizations to report.

"We understand that linemen are athletes, and they must fuel, hydrate and recover like one," says Jesse Paulsen, health and wellness consultant for the Working Athlete, which has been an indoor and outdoor exhibitor at the International Lineman's Expo for the last three years. 

Expo attendees are invited to stop by Working Athlete's #810 booth for more information about how to improve a hydration or nutrition program. You can also visit the Web site for more information. 

About the Author

Amy Fischbach | Amy Fischbach, EUO Contributing Editor

Amy Fischbach is the contributing editor for the Electric Utility Operations section of Transmission and Distribution World. She worked for Prism Business Media (now Penton) for eight years, most recently as the managing editor of Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro magazine. She is now working as a freelance writer and editor for B2B magazines. Amy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.She serves as the national vice president of the American Society of Business Publication Editors. She can be reached at [email protected].

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