In hot and humid weather, sometimes your body’s natural cooling system isn’t enough. Heat Cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke pose a very real threat to outdoor workers. Follow those simple steps to keep yourself cool and safe:
Wear loose, light-colored clothing and some type of hat.
Be conscious of warm conditions, especially if performing strenuous tasks.
Take breaks in the shade when possible, and remove any protective gear you may be wearing.
Avoid overexertion during peak temperature hours, especially midday.
Drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty – at least 8 ounces every 20 to 30 minutes.
Stay away from drinks that contain caffeine – such as coffee, tea or soda – as they can dehydrate you.