Bubba Wolford

Bubba Wolford received his MS in Exercise Physiology from Mississippi State University 1991. He joined Sqwincher in 2009, serving now as Director of Corporate Development and Training, where he spearheads promoting the importance of proper hydration within the Industrial Workplace to key corporate accounts.

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Understanding hydration is essential to staying safe Understanding hydration is essential to staying safe Understanding hydration is essential to staying safe Understanding hydration is essential to staying safe


Preventing dehydration at work starts with understanding how hydration works. Here is a breakdown of what you need to know.

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Heavy PPE isn't always optional and neither is hydration. Find out how to avoid dehydration while sweating it out in heavy gear.

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Feeling thirsty isn't the only sign of dehydration. Learn what to watch for and when to take action.

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Hot summer days aren't the only contributors to heat stress. Find out which other factors you need to watch out for.

Replenishing electrolytes at work is essential for safety and productivity Replenishing electrolytes at work is essential for safety and productivity Replenishing electrolytes at work is essential for safety and productivity Replenishing electrolytes at work is essential for safety and productivity


Electrolytes need to be replenished throughout the work day. Find out what they do for your body and how to keep your electrolyte levels up.

Dehydration can have serious consequences Dehydration can have serious consequences Dehydration can have serious consequences Dehydration can have serious consequences


Everyone knows it's important to avoid dehydration, but not everyone knows why. Learn about the (often scary) outcomes of excess fluid loss.

Hydrating at work is about more than just fluid intake Hydrating at work is about more than just fluid intake Hydrating at work is about more than just fluid intake Hydrating at work is about more than just fluid intake


Fluid intake is only one factor in preventing dehydration. Find out what other factors play an important role.

Hydration in the Workplace Is Not Just a Summer Issue Hydration in the Workplace Is Not Just a Summer Issue Hydration in the Workplace Is Not Just a Summer Issue Hydration in the Workplace Is Not Just a Summer Issue


Staying hydrated in the dead of winter can be a challenge. Find out why and how to avoid winter dehydration.

Q&A by Bubba Wolford


Video Q&A - How do I get started to ensure my workforce stays properly hydrated? Video Q&A - How do I get started to ensure my workforce stays properly hydrated? Video Q&A - How do I get started to ensure my workforce stays properly hydrated? Video Q&A - How do I get started to ensure my workforce stays properly hydrated?


I believe in keeping my workforce hydrated. How do I get started? What are the steps I need to take to make sure everyone in my facility is...

Video Q&A - Heat Stress & Cold Stress. How do they affect hydration? Video Q&A - Heat Stress & Cold Stress. How do they affect hydration? Video Q&A - Heat Stress & Cold Stress. How do they affect hydration? Video Q&A - Heat Stress & Cold Stress. How do they affect hydration?


We commonly hear about heat stress, but what about cold stress? Hear Bubba Wolford explain what both are and how the affect your hydration...

Video Q&A - Should hydration and electrolytes be considered PPE? Video Q&A - Should hydration and electrolytes be considered PPE? Video Q&A - Should hydration and electrolytes be considered PPE? Video Q&A - Should hydration and electrolytes be considered PPE?


We all know by now that a good risk assessment should surface the PPE we should be wearing. But what about hydration? Should hydration be...

Video Q&A - Are there any regulations when it comes to hydration? Video Q&A - Are there any regulations when it comes to hydration? Video Q&A - Are there any regulations when it comes to hydration? Video Q&A - Are there any regulations when it comes to hydration?


In the United States, OSHA is the governing body for all things safety. But are there any regulations when it comes to hydration? Listen to...

Video Q&A - How is the Industrial Sector’s awareness around hydration in the workplace? Video Q&A - How is the Industrial Sector’s awareness around hydration in the workplace? Video Q&A - How is the Industrial Sector’s awareness around hydration in the workplace? Video Q&A - How is the Industrial Sector’s awareness around hydration in the workplace?


Hydration and electrolyte beverages are prevalent and basically "no-brainers" within the sporting world. They are just as...

Video Q&A - Dehydration, not just a summer issue? Video Q&A - Dehydration, not just a summer issue? Video Q&A - Dehydration, not just a summer issue? Video Q&A - Dehydration, not just a summer issue?


When most people think about dehydration, they think hot sunny days and and running around. Well, what about those men and women that work...

Video Q&A - How are onsite vending machines contributing to dehydration in the workplace? Video Q&A - How are onsite vending machines contributing to dehydration in the workplace? Video Q&A - How are onsite vending machines contributing to dehydration in the workplace? Video Q&A - How are onsite vending machines contributing to dehydration in the workplace?


It all comes down to what's in them. Highly caffeinated and high sugar energy drinks contribute to dehydration... causing low energy......

Video Q&A - How is hydration different for a workforce where people suffer from diabetes and hypertension? Video Q&A - How is hydration different for a workforce where people suffer from diabetes and hypertension? Video Q&A - How is hydration different for a workforce where people suffer from diabetes and hypertension? Video Q&A - How is hydration different for a workforce where people suffer from diabetes and hypertension?


The average industrial worker is 40 years old. Statistics from the American Diabetes Association say that over 10% of that US workforce...

Video Q&A - Hydration for my workforce. Does one size fit all? Video Q&A - Hydration for my workforce. Does one size fit all? Video Q&A - Hydration for my workforce. Does one size fit all? Video Q&A - Hydration for my workforce. Does one size fit all?


From an organizational standpoint, what do we need to do in order to begin ensuring we've got a proper hydration solution for OUR...

Video Q&A - What are some causes of dehydration in the workplace? Video Q&A - What are some causes of dehydration in the workplace? Video Q&A - What are some causes of dehydration in the workplace? Video Q&A - What are some causes of dehydration in the workplace?


The average age of the industrial worker is 40 years old. Caffeine, alcohol, and energy drinks are common in the industry. How do these...

Video Q&A - How can I tell if I'm dehydrated and what are some of the signs? Video Q&A - How can I tell if I'm dehydrated and what are some of the signs? Video Q&A - How can I tell if I'm dehydrated and what are some of the signs? Video Q&A - How can I tell if I'm dehydrated and what are some of the signs?


We hear a lot about hydration but how can I actually tell? The easiest way is by the color of your urine.Check out Bubba giving us guidance...

Video Q&A - Why isn't water enough for hydration? Video Q&A - Why isn't water enough for hydration? Video Q&A - Why isn't water enough for hydration? Video Q&A - Why isn't water enough for hydration?


Hydration for the industrial work force. Are you hydrated? Are you sure? Hear what hydration expert, Bubba Wolford has to say about the...

How does dehydration impact workplace safety? How does dehydration impact workplace safety? How does dehydration impact workplace safety? How does dehydration impact workplace safety?


Up to 60% of the adult human body is water. Water plays a role in most bodily functions including lubricating your eyes and joints, keeping...

What are electrolyte drinks and how can they impact hydration? What are electrolyte drinks and how can they impact hydration? What are electrolyte drinks and how can they impact hydration? What are electrolyte drinks and how can they impact hydration?


Electrolyte drinks are those that contain electrolytes – salts like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and regular old table salt –...

What are the key signs and symptoms of dehydration? What are the key signs and symptoms of dehydration? What are the key signs and symptoms of dehydration? What are the key signs and symptoms of dehydration?


There are a handful of key factors that can contribute to dehydration, including environmental conditions (heat and humidity), physical...

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Hydration at the workplace is an important issue – there’s no question about that. But when your employees resist taking...

What is hyponatremia and when is it a risk in the workplace? What is hyponatremia and when is it a risk in the workplace? What is hyponatremia and when is it a risk in the workplace? What is hyponatremia and when is it a risk in the workplace?


It has a fancy-sounding scientific name, but hyponatremia is means something really simple: low levels of sodium in the blood.According to...

What are some good ways to replenish electrolytes at work? What are some good ways to replenish electrolytes at work? What are some good ways to replenish electrolytes at work? What are some good ways to replenish electrolytes at work?


Electrolytes are crucial for basic bodily functions. They interact with the body's cells to support the natural electrical impulses...

How can I tell if a worker is dehydrated? How can I tell if a worker is dehydrated? How can I tell if a worker is dehydrated? How can I tell if a worker is dehydrated?


Dehydration takes place when the body uses or loses more fluid than it takes in, and it can have a devastating impact on an employee's...

What lifestyle choices have the biggest effects on dehydration? What lifestyle choices have the biggest effects on dehydration? What lifestyle choices have the biggest effects on dehydration? What lifestyle choices have the biggest effects on dehydration?


Hydration is about more than drinking fluids. Individual differences in lifestyle can increase or decrease the likelihood of dehydration....

What should I do if I have heat stress? What should I do if I have heat stress? What should I do if I have heat stress? What should I do if I have heat stress?


Heat stress occurs when the core temperature increases so significantly that the body is unable to cool itself by sweating. Tolerance to...