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July 6, 2016
Ed Boulanger, SRA Principal Risk & Safety Consultant
For the next week in Virginia and many other eastern states the US Weather Bureau forecasts afternoon temperature-humidity index of over 100.
Here are specific actions you need to take to protect your employees:
Start work during cooler morning hours
Work out of direct sunlight wherever possible
Strongly encourage employees to drink 1/2 cup water every 30 minutes
Drinks like Gateraid which resupply body electrolytes are good
Discourage drinks which contain caffeine
Discourage heavy drinking of alcohol off hours
Many employees may not have home A/C so expect more severe heat distress as the heat continues day after day
Take more shade breaks in shade or better A/C
New employees not acclimated to heat should increase exposure gradually by 20% of time each day
Have adequate supply of chilled water readily available
Monitor employees for heat exposure because they will not be aware it is developing or of dehydration
REMEMBER -- Severe heat exposure is a medical emergency on the same level as a heart attack and stroke, and it requires medical intervention as a follow-up.
Call Ed Boulanger today at 804-310-6396 to discover how our expanded services will strengthen your Risk & Safety Program and increase profitability..
Safety Resource Associates [SRA] provides employers with ROI-Based Safety Programs to enhance employee and safety & health and increase long-range company profitability.
Copyright By Ed Boulanger -- "The Risk & Safety Guy"
Safety Resource Associates, LLC
8349 Charlise Road Richmond, Virginia 23235
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