Jul15

Beat the Heat, Summer Work Place Safety

Although the sun is beautiful, the heat and those rays are awfully dangerous. We want you to stay safe and beat the heat with these workplace safety tips:

Know the signs of a heat stroke

Heatstroke is where the body is no longer able to cool itself and a person’s body temperature becomes dangerously high.

Symptoms include:

  • Throbbing headache.
  • Dizziness and light-headedness.
  • Lack of sweating despite the heat.
  • Red, hot, and dry skin.
  • Muscle weakness or cramps.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Rapid heartbeat, which may be either strong or weak.
  • Rapid, shallow breathing.

Stay Hydrated 

Keep a water bottle with you and make an effort to constantly drink. Take water breaks. Additionally, try electrolyte drinks or drink mix ins to stay hydrated.

Wear Sunscreen 

UV rays are extremely harmful especially if your job requires you to be in the sun for prolonged periods of time. Apply sunscreen 3o minutes prior to going outside and bring it with to re apply through the day. Make things easy by purchasing a spray on sunscreen so the task is a little less daunting.

Wear Breathable Clothing 

Often time our jobs requires us to stay covered up. We are athletic clothing that is vented or has cooling technology to keep cool.

Allow Air Flow 

If your workplace doesn’t have AC, request fans or doors to be open to allow some airflow.

Safety is a right and you should speak with your employer if you feel that your workplace conditions are preventing you from staying safe during this summer heat.