In many parts of the country, the summer months mean high heat and high humidity – a combination that can be a serious health hazard for you and your facility managers who have to work outside.
Here are some tips for avoiding heat stress and heat-related illness:
- Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing made of breathable fabric.
- Drink small amounts of water frequently. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and sugary drinks.
- Eat smaller meals before working in the heat.
- Work in the shade when possible and take frequent breaks in shaded areas.
- Talk to your doctor about medications that may cause heat-related reactions.
- Take extra precautions when wearing equipment such as respirators.
Next week, we will review the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Make it a safe day!
President & CEO