Protecting Workers from Heat Stress – How You Can Protect Yourself and Others

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.

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