This is an excerpt from the article “Protecting Workers from Heat Stress”. For more info, please visit www.osha.gov.
|How You Can Protect Yourself and Others|
• Know signs/symptoms of heat illnesses; monitor yourself; use a buddy system.
• Block out direct sun and other heat sources.
• Drink plenty of fluids. Drink often and BEFORE you are thirsty. Drink water every 15 minutes.
• Avoid beverages containing alcohol or caffeine.
• Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.