CharterSAFE Tip: Heat Stress - Avoidance, Symptoms, and When to Call for Medical Help!
June 2, 2015 Every summer, incidents occur as a result of heat stress. Whether you are an employee or a student, it's important to know the following when the temperature exceeds 85 degrees:
- Wear light colored-lightweight clothing, a hat, and use sunscreen.
- Drink plenty of water before and during activity (up to a quart an hour during heavy exertion).
- Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
- Take breaks in cool, breezy areas.
- Work at a steady pace - don't overexert.
- Reduce activity, especially between 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
- Be alert to signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke...and get relief!