Hydration at Work: Keeping Industrial Workers Safe

Hydration at Work: Keeping Industrial Workers Safe

At MyHy, we understand the importance, hard work and unique demands that individuals in the industrial sector face everyday. With long days and many revolving parts, it can become easy to forget about the most basic necessity—hydration. Hydration is the cornerstone of health and safety, especially for those who toil in these challenging conditions day in and day out. 


And at MyHy, we want you to know we’re looking out for you. Which is why we’ve created the perfect liquid hydration mix to help you stay hydrated and healthy for each shift, no matter the length, time of day or challenges you might face. 

Understanding the Challenges

Working in an industrial plant is not for the faint of heart (as we’re sure you already know). If you’re working in an outdoor plant, the heat can be relentless, especially during the sweltering summer months. Combine that with confined spaces, long hours of hard, physical labor and close proximity to heavy machinery and you've got a recipe for a dehydration disaster.


When you're sweating buckets under the blazing sun or in the midst of a hectic shift, your body can lose water rapidly. Dehydration sets in quickly, leading to fatigue, decreased cognitive function and an increased risk of accidents. And in an environment where safety is everything, any decrease in alertness can have dire consequences.

The Importance of Hydration: A Vital Lifeline

Hydration isn't just about drinking water when you feel thirsty; it's about maintaining a delicate balance of fluids and electrolytes in your body to keep everything running smoothly. And when you're working in extreme conditions, that balance can tip dangerously if you're not careful.


Water is the primary component of blood, which means it's responsible for transporting essential nutrients and oxygen to your cells. Without an adequate supply, your body struggles to function efficiently, leading to decreased performance and increased risk of dehydration and heat-related illnesses.


But hydration isn't just about preventing heatstroke or heat exhaustion (although those are serious concerns). It's also about optimizing your overall health and well-being. Proper hydration supports everything from digestion and metabolism to joint lubrication and temperature regulation. In other words, it's the foundation upon which your entire body relies.

Tips for Staying Hydrated on the Job

1. Drink Early, Drink Often

Don't wait until you're thirsty to start hydrating. By the time you feel thirsty, your body is already in a state of dehydration. Make a habit of drinking water regularly throughout your shift, aiming for at least 8-12 cups per day and even more if it’s hot outside or you’re doing more physical labor than normal. 

2. Choose Your Beverages Wisely

Water should always be your main source of hydration, but when excessive sweating starts to occur due to extreme heat or intense physical labor, electrolyte-rich beverages like MyHy are going to be the most beneficial for rehydration. Look for options that contain potassium, sodium and magnesium (all of which MyHy has) to replenish electrolytes lost through perspiration.

3. Monitor Your Urine

Your urine color can provide valuable insights into your hydration status. Aim for pale yellow to clear urine, which indicates adequate hydration. Dark yellow or amber urine may signal dehydration and should prompt you to drink more fluids.

4. Know the Signs of Dehydration

Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of dehydration, including dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and fatigue. If you experience any of these warning signs, take immediate action to rehydrate and seek relief from the heat.

MyHy: Your Hydration Solution

At MyHy, we're committed to keeping industrial workers safe and healthy on the job. That's why we've developed a range of liquid hydration mixes designed specifically for individuals working in challenging environments like yours.


Our formulas are packed with electrolytes and essential nutrients to replenish what your body loses during long hours of hard labor. Plus, they're conveniently packaged for on-the-go hydration, so you can stay focused on the task at hand without skipping a beat.


Don't let dehydration derail your performance or put your safety at risk. Choose MyHy and hydrate like a pro, even in the most demanding conditions.