Tag Archives: heat stress

Beat the Heat: Work, rest, shade

A friend of mine recently worked first aid at the MS150 bike ride in Minnesota. It was in the 90s with up to 30 mph winds–not the best conditions for a bike ride.  Those weather conditions led to a lot … Continue reading

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Staying Safe in the Heat

It is hard to ignore the heat we felt yesterday in the Twin Cities. Heat warnings and excessive heat advisories are expected to stay in effect until Wednesday morning. Heat can present a serious hazard: in 1995 over 700 people … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Heat

It is expected to be a very hot week in Minnesota.  Remind employees who work in hot conditions to take more frequent breaks and drink plenty of non-caffeinated beverages (lots of water and sports drinks in moderation are best). For … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Heat Stress

To avoid heat stress, drink plenty of water (one cup every 15 minutes); wear light colored, loose fitting clothes;  take frequent breaks; avoid caffeinated drinks, and watch co-workers for signs of heat stroke and heat stress. For more information, contact … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Heat Stress

To avoid heat stress: take frequent breaks; wear light colored, loose fitting clothing; drink plenty of water (one cup every 15 minutes); avoid caffeinated drinks and heavy meals; and use cooling fans where possible. For more safety ideas or help … Continue reading

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Tips to Avoid Heat Stress

Summer has hit the Twin Cities, with heat warnings being issued.  Please take precautions to keep yourself and your employees safe, especially those working in non-air conditioned areas and outdoors.  I have attached OSHA’s heat stress quick card that explains … Continue reading

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