Using Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Meters To Keep Athletes Safe This Summer

Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) devices like the WBGT Heat Stress Meter – 800036 from Sper Scientific can help football teams, construction workers, and others who work or train outdoors stay safe while working and training in hot, humid conditions.  Wet bulb globe temperature devices measure heat, humidity, and air flow that can be used to determine how long a practice session can safely be held.  Using the readings that a WBGT meter provides makes it much easier to protect individuals from heat-related illnesses such as dehydration and heat stroke.  Dangerous and even fatal heat-related illnesses can be prevented with proper tracking and measuring of conditions out in the field.

Currently, the standard for the measuring environmental heat stress is the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) index.  Using wet bulb globe temperature equipment like the WBGT Heat Stress Meter – 800036 handheld meter is one way for schools, medical staff, coaches and others to accurately monitor the WBGT index in order to make more informed decisions about practices.  By staying on top of conditions and being aware of when the environment is too unsafe to practice in can help to reduce the number of heat-related illnesses, and can help prevent death and injuries due to overexertion.

Using WBGT equipment makes it easy to know when conditions are unsafe outdoors.  Knowing when players need increased resting periods, hydration breaks or modifications to equipment is critical to keeping individuals safe, and products like the WBGT Heat Stress Meter – 800036 from Sper Scientific can help.

The 800036 is a lightweight , handheld WBGT meter that not only helps to keep players safe when practicing outdoors, but that also helps coaches plan practice sessions around the weather.  When the readings on the meter start getting to high, coaches and administrative staff know that it’s time to give more breaks, reduce practice sessions or even move the practice indoors into an air-conditioned gym when conditions become unsafe.  By staying on top of the situation and always being informed about the conditions that players are training in, schools can help to protect students both on and off the field, with accurate weather information that is both useful and worthwhile.

A heat stress meter from Sper Scientific gives coaches and staff peace of mind that they are tracking the correct information and doing everything possible to keep kids safe when they are out on the practice field this summer.

Other meters and monitors from Sper Scientific that measure WBGT or the Heat Stress Index


Records data onto removable SD Cards

Reads relative humidity (RH), air temperature (TA), dew point, wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) and black globe temperature (TG). Also captures sample time and date. Records data onto standard SD memory cards (like a digital camera). When full, simply exchange SD cards for unlimited data storage. The removable SD card is easy to transport and insert into a computer’s memory card slot or SD card reader.


Large display continually monitors temperature, RH & all heat stress indicators: Air Temperature, RH, Heat Stress, Dew Point, Wet Bulb  Continually monitor all heat stress indicators Air Temp and RH. Recalls min/max temperature and provides visual alarms for user selectable hi/lo temperature thresholds. Features an audible temperature alarm, and records up to 32,000 data points that can be downloaded using the USB cable and software that come with the unit.


Monitor up to 12 environmental parameters with one tiny instrument. Light weight, tiny size with simple, one-hand, operation.

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