If a crew working at 95 degrees makes 100 errors in a week, and the cost of correcting each mistake is $20, the cost of those errors is $2,000 during that stretch. If you could reduce welders’ temperature to 80 degrees, the number of heat-related errors could be reduced to 10, for a total cost of $200. That translates to a total savings of $1,800 per week. Even if the number of errors were reduced by just 50 percent, the company saves $1,000 each and every week.

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While intense heat can certainly be irritating for the welder, the impact is more than an issue of comfort. There are significant safety, liability and productivity considerations as well. 

A worker's output decreases approximately two percent for each degree above 77 degrees

If a crew working at 95 degrees makes 100 errors in a week, and the cost of correcting each mistake is $20, the cost of those errors is $2,000 during that stretch. If you could reduce welders’ temperature to 80 degrees, the number of heat-related errors could be reduced to 10, for a total cost of $200. That translates to a total savings of $1,800 per week. Even if the number of errors were reduced by just 50 percent, the company saves $1,000 each and every week.