Get in the Habit of Staying Cool
Summer is here again; you will be exposed to hot and humid conditions. Hot weather and high humidity can spell disaster!
|Prevent safety and health hazards by allowing your body to adjust to the heat.|
|In one day a worker exposed to the heat can produce 2 to 3 gallons of sweat. It's important that you drink as much water as you're losing through perspiration Don't only use thirst as an indication of when to drink. Your urine is one way to understand how dehydrated you are.|
|Remember, alcoholic drinks and caffeinated, sugary drinks such as soda pop increase your dehydration level.|
ARE YOU PROPERLY HYDRATED? What color is your urine? Use your urine color* as a indicator to your level of dehydration
|EXTREMELY DEHYDRATED||DARK YELLOW -
Drink water immediately! Your body is not getting enough water
|DEHYDRATED||BRIGHT YELLOW -
Drink a 1/2 to a full bottle of water right now (1/4 to 1/2 liters)
|MODERATELY DEHYDRATED||YELLOW -
Drinking more water will help you feel better
|MILDLY DEHYDRATED||LIGHT YELLOW -
Enjoy a glass of water
Drink water as normal
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