Protecting Yourselves & Others from Summer Heat

Protecting Yourselves & Others from Summer Heat

 

As temperatures rise and we all try to get outside, we want to remind you to pay attention to the heat! More sun means more heat exposure, so it’s important to know the signs of heat illness, whether you’re on the job site or social distancing on the beach.

Remember: Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are severe conditions that require immediate attention. If you experience or witness any of the symptoms below, take swift, appropriate action.

  • To prevent heat illnesses, limit outdoor activity during midday, when the sun is hottest. Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing to trap less heat close to your body, and take breaks to cool down as needed!
  • Stay hydrated by ensuring everyone is drinking plenty of fluids, primarily water, throughout the day. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink – proper hydration starts the day before!
  • Beyond heat illness, it’s also important to apply sunscreen–SPF 30 or higher–before you go outside and reapply throughout the day, and wear sunglasses in the bright sun to block UV rays.

We hope you have a chance to let off some steam this summer–just make sure you stay SAFE!