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July Safety Slogan

July 3rd, 2014

If you are feelin’ beat because of the heat, do what you oughta and keep drinking water!

 

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Did you know…?

Working in the summer can be dangerous if you do not know how to properly protect yourself from the heat and sun. Many people do not realize the effect that the summer weather can have on your health and well being. There are workplace summer safety tips that can help you bet the heat and stay happy and healthy all summer long if you are willing to follow them.

Tips For Working During The Summer

  1. Always dress appropriately. Wear short sleeved shirts and shorts whenever possible.
  2. Keep all clothing light colors. The darker the fabric the more sun it will attract ans absorb.
  3. Wear clothes that breath. Nothing should be to tight. This will allow fresh air to flow over your skin and help you stay cool.
  4. Drink plenty of fluids. Water and Gatorade are to excellent choices. Stay away from sugary soda’s and energy drinks. They can speed up the dehydration process.
  5. Wear sun block if you are going to be outdoors for a majority of the day. The sun can be very damaging to your skin if it is left unprotected.
  6. Bug spray will help you avoid mosquito bites. While it is a slim chance that the mosquito will be infected with West Nile it is not worth taking the risk.
  7. Take breaks and go indoors or into an air conditioned car. It is important to allow your body a chance to recover from the heat.
  8. If you being to feel dizzy, weak or nauseous please take a break immediately. If your symptoms do not go away after getting out of the heat you should call for medical attention.
  9. 10 am till 2pm is when the sun is at it’s highest point in the sky. It is also when it is at it’s hottest for the day. If it is at all possible to avoid outdoor work during these hours it will greatly reduce your risk of a summer heat related injury or illness.
  10. Sunglasses and hats are great accessories for the summer season. Sunglasses will help to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Hats are great at preventing sunburn. They also help keep your body slightly cooler than it would be if you were to go without a hat.
  11. These are just a few great workplace summer safety tips that will help you to make it through the hot summer months. Remember that safety is important all year long. You should always be doing you best to work as safely and efficiently as possible.

At People Plus, we believe our greatest asset is our people! That is why our motto is “Every Person Counts!”

 Please be careful in the heat this summer!

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