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Your heat safety checklist

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July 14th, 2016

As the summer season rolls on, keep yourself safe from heat-related problems such as dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Follow this safety checklist when the temperature rises or before you head out into the heat.

What to do

  • Apply sunscreen (at least SPF 30).
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Stay in an air-conditioned environment.
  • Wear lightweight, protective clothing.

Warning signs

Remind yourself of the heat-related illness danger signs: 

  • elevated body temperature 
  • red, hot, and dry skin (no sweating) 
  • rapid pulse 
  • headache 
  • dizziness 
  • nausea 
  • confusion

What to take with you

  • Water
  • Any necessary medication
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Extra sunscreen