Heatstress Module

It is that time of the year again!  High temperature and humidity, direct sun exposure, no breeze or wind and heavy physical labor can cause heat stress.
Know the signs/symptoms of heat illnesses; monitor yourself; use a buddy system.

Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion:
• Headache, dizziness, or fainting
• Weakness and clammy skin
• Irritability or confusion
• Thirst, nausea, or vomiting

• Drink plenty of fluids. Drink often and BEFORE you are thirsty. Begin to “hydrate” yourself the night before.
• Those doing moderate to very heavy work should take more frequent water breaks in a shaded or air conditioned area.
• Avoid beverages containing caffeine.
• Wear appropriate lightweight, light colored, loosefitting clothes.
• When possible block out direct sun and other heat sources.
• When possible breaks, meetings & note taking, etc. should take place in the shade.