Temperatures are on the rise, and it's time to review safety protocols when it comes to overheating. Thanks to our Safety Coordinator, Conner LaLonde, for sharing these watch signs from the National Safety Council with our team this week!
Look for: red inflammation of the skin.
What to do: Remove unnecessary clothing. Do not apply creams or lotions as these could trap heat.
Look for: painful muscle cramping or spasms.
What to do: Remove worker from heat, provide water to sip, gently stretch muscle.
Look for: weakness, dizziness, nausea, headache, heavy sweating, clammy skin.
What to do: Remove worker from heat, give up to one liter of water (unless they are vomiting). Cool worker with cold, wet cloths and fan.
Look for: Rapid pulse, no sweating, confusion or unconsciousness.
What to do: Call for medical help immediately. Do not administer any liquids if unconscious.