It’s been hot lately, and it’s hard to find ways to keep cool. It can be especially oppressive for those who work outside or around machinery that gives off a lot of heat. Exposure to extreme heat could put you at risk for heat exhaustion or even a life-threatening heatstroke. Here are some steps that you can take to keep yourself cool at work:
- Don’t remove clothing. When we’re hot or sweating, the first thing many of us do is remove a layer of clothing. However, keeping your skin covered is going to protect it from being overexposed to the sun.
Some symptoms of heat exhaustion are heat cramps, feeling faint or nauseous, or having low blood pressure. People showing these symptoms should be taken out of the sun right away so their body has a chance to cool down. If the person’s condition worsens, always call 911.