June Safety Topic: Heat PreventionJune 14th, 2011 by
As we go into our summer months many of our employees will be working out in the elements and battling temperatures that are 80 degrees or higher. When you are working in temperatures that are above 80 degrees and humidity, concerns of your health arises. So as the temperature goes up, your chances of having either heat exhaustion or heat stroke goes up. Minuteman Parking Company would like to remind all of our employees to use extra caution when the temperature goes above 80 degrees. We also want to make sure that you are drinking plenty of water and whenever possible you are standing in the shade and not in the direct sun.
Here are some warning signs if you are starting to have heat exhaustion. If you start to have any of these symptoms please notify your Manager or Driveway Ambassador immediately.
· Light headedness
· Upset Stomach
· Pale or Clammy Skin
Here are some warning signs if you are starting to have a heat stroke. If you start to have any of these symptoms please call 911 immediately.
· You stop sweating
· Seizures or Fits
So over the next couple of months, we need all Minuteman Parking Employees to look after each other and we want everyone to stay hydrated.
Stay cool and stay safe this summer.