The Guide to Bats & White Nose Syndrome

Bats are an important part of the ecosystem in many places around the world. They consume agricultural pests that can impact farming and livestock. Even fruit bats are important to the environment since they help spread pollen to repopulate plants. However, since 2007, white nose syndrome has plagued millions of bats ranging from the northeastern to the central United States. This is a widespread fungal disease that is unfortunately devastating to the bat population across different regions. Appearing as a white fungus on the bats, White Nose Syndrome thrives in cold and humid climates. The fungus is found primarily in...

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Occupational Heat Stress Risk for Power Plant Workers

Working inside power plants can bring considerable stress, especially in terms of heat stress. Heat stress becomes a factor for workers who are in hot environment, such as steel workers, miners, construction, and certainly those employed at power plants. One way to prevent serious illness and injury from heat stress is by using Kestrel weather meters, specifically the Kestrel 5400 Pro Heat Stress Tracker & Kestrel DROP D2HS Heat Stress Monitor and Data Logger. What is Heat Stress? Heat stress is the result of the body becoming unable to control its internal temperature. When the body reaches the point of...

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Kestrel DROP Specs

Kestrel DROP Specifications SENSOR ACCURACY RESOLUTION RANGE AMBIENT TEMPERATURE +/- 0.9°F / 0.5°C 0.1°F / 0.1°C 14 to 131°F / -10°C to 55°C RELATIVE HUMIDITY +/- 2% RH 0.1% RH 10% to 90% RH, 25°C non-condensing PRESSURE +/ 1.5 hPa|mbar0.044 inHg0.022 PSI 0.1 hPa|mbar0.01 inHg0.01 PSI 25°C/77°F700-1100 hPa|mbar20.67-32.48 inHg10.15-15.95 PSI MEASUREMENT ACCURACY RESOLUTION SENSORS EMPLOYED DEW POINT +/- 3.4°F / 1.9°C15-95% RH. Refer to range for temp. sensor 0.1°F / 0.1°C Temperature, Relative Humidity HEAT INDEX +/- 7.1°F / 4°C 0.1°F / 0.1°C Temperature, Relative Humidity DENSITY ALTITUDE +/- 69.0 m+/- 226.0 ft 1 ft1 m Temperature, Relative Humidity, Pressure...

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