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Get Ready for Summer!

Get Ready for Summer!

Help you and your employees stay cool and hydrated during the hottest days of summer. Plan ahead by reviewing the heat-related illness prevention checklists & view all of our summer safety products....
Heat Stress Prevention Tips

Help you and your employees stay cool and hydrated during the hottest days of summer. Make sure to plan ahead by reviewing the heat-related illness prevention checklists below and view all of our summer safety products.

Stay Safe Checklists:

Supervisors
1. Have fresh, cool drinking water as close as possible.
2. Provide shade for breaks when workers need to recover.
3. Educate your crew on the common signs and ways to prevent heat-related illnesses.
4. Select a designated person to notify if there is an emergency.
5. Workers in high or very high/extreme heat index risk levels should be physiologically monitored as necessary.

Crew Members
1. Use the buddy system and watch out for others on your team.
2. If you have not worked in the heat for a week or more, your body needs time to adjust. Take more breaks or do less strenuous work during your first weeks.
3. Rest in the shade to cool down.
4. Drink plenty of water every 15 minutes to equal minimum 32oz. or 1 liter every hour.
5. Wear personal protective gear like hats and light-colored clothing to reduce direct sun exposure. Use absorptive or evaporative cooling accessories to aid in keeping core body temperature in check and fast drying clothes to wick away sweat from the skin.

Information provided by Ergodyne and adapted from OSHA’ Heat-related Illness Prevention Training Guide ( www.osha.org)