The Conduit, Q3 2020 - Flipbook - Page 4
for a Summer
1. Stay hydrated.
Combining heat and outdoor physical labor can result in rapid water loss, leading to
dehydrating quickly. Drinking water every 15 minutes, even when not thirsty, can
prevent further water loss.
2. Recognize signs of heat stress.
Signs of heat stress can include symptoms such as dizziness, headache, muscle
or abdominal cramps, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, and even fainting. Preparing team
members with signs and symptoms of heat stress can help prevent further
3. Wear lighter clothing and sunscreen.
Wearing light, breathable clothes and sunscreen while working outdoors can
prevent heat exhaustion and skin damage from UV rays. Choosing breathable,
loose-fitting fabrics will keep your skin cool and protected.
4. Take regular breaks.
Take frequent breaks in the shade or in air conditioning to properly cool off. This
can help prevent over heating or heat exhaustion.