During the warmest time of year, heat can be lethal if you don’t know how to stay safe. Heat safety: understanding heat and how heat safety really does matter. As the temperature rises, so does the number of heat-related illness injuries. The following is a blog post around heat safety, are you prepared?
Heat safety is no joke. It’s an extremely serious matter that can affect your health in a number of ways. This blog post will cover some of the most important heat safety tips for you and your family. These tips are going to focus on basic aspects of heat safety that anyone should incorporate into their daily routine, as well as more extreme conditions that more at-risk individuals (such as senior citizens) might encounter. Heat in the workplace is a common occupational hazard. There are federal and state regulations which are designed to protect workers from the dangers of heat. However, these regulations may not be applicable to all workplaces and businesses. Additional safeguards should be taken to prevent workers from suffering from heat-related illnesses or deaths. Heat is the single deadliest weather-related threat to Americans each year. Tens of thousands of people die as a result of extreme heat, many because they didn’t know and heed the warning signs. The EPA recommends checking on anyone who might have trouble breathing because of heat and finding a place indoors, out of the heat, until the feeling passes.
Avoid heat-related illnesses by taking these simple precautions. Drink plenty of water, wear light weight clothing, take frequent rest breaks in the shade, eat small meals, and stay hydrated even while working outside. Above all else don’t wait until you feel too hot to be effective as this will not help. Take action to remain at a safe temperature before getting into that situation. Good health is worth avoiding the summer heat! Take extra care not to overheat in the summer heat. Look out for signs of dehydration, dizziness, and muscle cramps. Take frequent rest breaks in shady areas with access to water during your work period. Drink plenty of water, wear light weight clothing, eat small meals, and stay hydrated even while working outside. Above all else don’t wait until you feel too hot to be effective!