Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Heat Safety

If you haven't noticed, it's getting really hot. There have been a few days that have been in the triple digits, if you count the heat index. And that sun! Brutal.

For the older (and much younger) set, these can be dangerous days, health-wise. But there are ways to stay safe and healthy on days like these, if you take some precautions.

Here are some links full of tips that can make life easier as you work outdoors to make a living or just tend your garden for fun.

Centers for Disease Control--"Extreme Heat"

The Heat Index--It's 90 degrees on the thermometer, but how hot does your BODY think it is?

Working in the Heat--Information from OSHA and the Department of Labor on the problems working in the heat poses and solutions possible.

FEMA's extreme heat page--Are You Ready?

The National Center for Sports Safety--Preventing Heat Exhaustion and Dehydration

1 comment:

john said...

We have taken osha safety training for this problem actually. The workplace can get really cold or really hot, depending on the climate, and either of those condition can really be dangerous.