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As the warm weather settles in to stay awhile, outdoor chores become part of our routine again. Construction workers, lawn services, and other manual laborers return to work under the hot sun. We have to be careful when laboring in the heat for hours, as it can become detrimental to our health. Our bodies cannot withstand extreme temperatures for a long period of time without repercussions. Preparing yourself is the best way to protect yourself.
Prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures can cause heat-related illnesses.
The results of a heat-related disorder can be deadly. When working outside in the heat for a long period, try using these safety tips to prevent serious illness.
Be mindful of how your body feels as you work. If any warning signs arise, listen to your body, and take it easy. Cool off and drink more water to avoid a heat illness.
By: KayLynn P.