Get in the Habit of Staying Cool

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!

sun image 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.
sun image 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
HYDRATED CLEAR -
Drink water as normal
*Vitamins may change the color of your urine

 

Safety Meetings Outlines is here to help! We have several meetings on the topic. Click to download samples of our meetings.

  STAYING COOL SAFETY MEETINGS

Stay Cool When It's Hot Exposure to extreme heat can compromise your health and safety. Protect your body on the inside and the outside. English Spanish
Be Cool This Summer Reduce your chances of suffering sunburns, skin cancer, and heat-related illnesses. English Spanish
First Aid for Heat-Related Illnesses Signs, symptoms, first-aid treatment, and prevention of heat-related illnesses including heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and heat cramps. English Spanish
Hot Weather Safety Protect yourself from the dangers of heat illnesses and learn to identify the symptoms. English Spanish
Staying Cool in Hot Weather Minimize your chances for accidents, heat stroke, and heat exhaustion by allowing your body to adapt to high temperatures. English Spanish
Working in the Heat Understanding how heat affects your body. English Spanish
Working in the Heat Guidelines to stay cool when the temperature rises. English Spanish
When It's Hot in the Plant Staying healthy when the shop floor gets hot. English Spanish

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