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Know When You Are Over-heated
As we get closer to the hot summer months, risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke increases. Everyone knows the temperatures in Oklahoma can be extreme. This year we have jumped past nice spring temperatures right in to the summer temperatures. With that in mind, AgriLawn is putting out a reminder to take extra precautions to help identify the warning signs of heat exhaustion.
Warning signs of Heat Exhaustion:
- Heavy sweating
- Muscle cramps
- Nausea or vomiting
Remember to keep cool and use common sense:
- Avoid hot foods and heavy meals—they add heat to your body.
- Drink plenty of fluids and replace salts and minerals in your body. Do not take salt tablets unless under medical supervision.
- Wear clothes made of light, breathable fabrics.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
- Avoid exposure to direct sunlight.
- Limit your physical exertion.
- Stay in shaded areas when possible.
- Certain types of medication may increase the risk of heat-related illness.
- Wrap a wet towel around your head and neck for instant cooling relief.
- If you’re working outside during the summer, take a short 5-10 minute break every hour.
- Avoid drinking caffeine and/or sugary beverages.
- When possible, work outside during the mornings when the sun hasn’t reached its peak yet.