Beat the Heat! Stay Cool and Healthy
No matter if you’re working in an office setting, outdoors or in an industrial environment, staying safe in the heat is important.
Protect yourself from the heat this summer! Use the following tips to prevent serious issues caused by heat exposure:
Drink more fluids regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty.
Don’t drink fluids that contain large amounts of sugar. Some sports drinks can help replace the salt and minerals you lose when you sweat.
Wear light weight, light-colored, and loose-fitting clothing.
Not A Fan
Electric fans make dealing with the heat more comfortable, but when temperatures are in the 90s, fans will not prevent heat related illness.
Some of the best ways to cool down is by taking a cool shower or just by moving to a cool air-conditioned place.
Protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunglasses, wide-brimmed hat, and apply sunscreen.
Click through the slides to learn more about heat safety and preventing heat related illnesses and register for a chance to win one of our three prizes!
Minutes Until Cellular Damage at 104 degree Body Temperature
Percentage of deaths from heat exhausting symptoms were attributed to exposure of excessive natural heat.
Percent of heat related injuries or fatalities occur between the months of May and September.
Annual average number of days workers are away from work due to heat related illness within a calendar year.
Identifying Different Heat Related Illnesses:
Symptoms include dry skin, dizziness, and a rapid strong pulse. With heat stroke, body temperature can rise up to 106° and can be life-threatening.
Can happen before a heat stroke with symptoms of heavy sweating, nausea, light-headedness, rapid breathing, and a fast weak pulse.
Muscle pains or spasms that happen during exercise and also includes heavy sweating as well as feeling weak or light-headed.
Skin irritation from excessive sweating.
Treat a person by having them rest in a cool place, have legs slightly elevated for heat stroke and exhaustion. Give them a sports drink like Gatorade® or PowerAde®, or water if sport drinks are not available. Spray the person with water to help cool them down more and massage away muscle cramps.
Take the Beat the Heat Challenge and you’ll be entered to win one of three prizes! You must be on assignment with Nesco or its affiliated companies in June, July or August 2019 to qualify.