As temperatures soar this summer, recognizing the dangers of excessive heat and taking precautions to stay safe are important for everyone. For people working outdoors, knowing could be life saving! Here are some tips to help keep everyone cool and safe:
* Drink plenty of fluids, even if you don’t feel thirsty- watermelon & pickles are a great snack as well!). 
* Take breaks often – don’t push yourself too hard. 
* Wear loose, light-colored, and lightweight clothing. 
* Wear and reapply sunscreen often. 
* Take cool showers or baths after being in the heat. 
Keep an eye out for symptoms of heat stroke or exhaustion, and seek medical attention. Signs can include: 
* High body temperature (103F+)
* Dizziness
* Nausea or vomiting 
* Confusion
* Loss of consciousness or fainting 
* Muscle cramps or spasms 
* Headache 
* Fast pulse 
* Pale or clammy skin 
Stay safe, everyone, and let us know if you have any questions! 
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