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  • Do You Know the Signs of a Heat Stroke?

    We've shared articles on What is Heat Stroke?, as well as Heat Stroke First Aid Treatment in the past, but now, as we see countless heat related injuries occuring aorund the nation, it is time for anu update.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heat stroke occurs when the body is unable to regulate its temperature. The body's temperature rises rapidly, sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down.

    Do you know the signs of heat stroke? While warning signs may vary, symptoms may include:

    • An extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees Fahrenheit);
    • Red, hot, and dry skin (no sweating);
    • Rapid, strong pulse; and
    • Dizziness

    According to the CDC, if someone experiences signs of a heat stroke, have someone else call for immediate medical assistance while you begin cooling the person by:

    • Getting him or her to a shady area; and/or
    • Immersing the person in a tub of cool water, placing him or her in a cool shower, or spraying the person with cool water from a garden hose.

    Be sure to monitor the person’s body temperature, and continue cooling efforts until the body temperature drops to 101-102 degrees Fahrenheit. If emergency medical personnel are delayed, call the hospital emergency room for further instructions. Don’t give the victim fluids to drink.

    If emergency treatment isn’t provided, heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability. To learn more about this and other heat-related illnesses, read What is Heat Exhaustion?Treating Heat Exhaustion & Extreme Heat ??

    Extreme heat infographic

    View a full-sized image of the Extreme Heat Infographic. Share it on social media or print it out to post in your office, school, or home.

  • "Hot! Hot! Hot!" Can Be Dangerous

    Heat-Related Illnesses [?]

    "Hot! Hot! Hot!" Can Be Dangerous

    extreme heatBusinesses and their employees are feeling the heat these days! And OSHA, NIOSH and the CDC have been spreading the word about the hazards of heat exhaustion, heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses on the job. "Overheating" causes hundreds of fatalities every year.

    But you can help prevent seasonal "burnout" with "Heat Stress" safety training products. Our "First Aid" and "Safety Awareness for New Employees" titles address the subject as well.

    Prevent Heat Related Illness

    Download the FREE Heat Related Illness Poster! Download the FREE Heat Related Illness Poster!
    • Take time to acclimatize
    • Stay well hydrated
    • Watch for signs of heat-related illnesses
    • Take time to rest and cool down
  • Summer's comin'

    With Meteorological Summer beginning Today, and Calendar Summer on the 20th, get ready for heat safety...

    Prepare Your Home Now

    • Install temporary window reflectors (for use between windows and drapes), such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside.
    • Weather-strip doors and window sills to keep cool air in. Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings or louvers.

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  • Sun Safety

    Does Sunburn treatment count ans "Burn First Aid"? Absolutely.

    Sunburn can be first or even second degree, is painful and can be dangerous.

    So what do you need to know? First, how to avoid sunburn, and second - how to treat sunburn.

    Avoid Sunburn:

    Use a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30 with UVA and UVB protection. Re-apply every 2-3 hours, and pay particular attention to the most exposed parts – the face, neck, ears, shoulders, back, knees and tops of feet.

    Select shaded areas for outdoor activities.

    Wear a broad-brimmed hat, long-sleeved cotton shirt and long pants when you plan to spend long periods in the sun.

    Be careful of medication. Certain prescriptions can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays.

    ? Sunscreen & Sun Protection Lotion ?

    Image of Sunscreen Pouch, 30 SPF - 50 per box Sunscreen comes in a variety of bottles, lotion packets and wipes.

    Treat Sunburn:

    What to look for:

    • Red, painful skin with possible blisters
    • Possible swelling

     What to do:

    • CHECK the scene and the person.
    • Get permission to give care.
    • Cool the burn.
    • Protect from further damage by staying out of the sun or wearing sunscreen.
    • Protect unbroken blisters with loose bandages and keep broken blisters clean to prevent infection.

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  • Extreme Heat ??

    It is Extreme Heat Week... ??

    Extreme heat is defined as a period of excessively hot weather, with higher than average temperatures for a particular region, combined with high humidity. Extreme heat events can happen anywhere in the United States. Extreme heat commonly occurs in the summer; however the main season for heat waves may vary regionally.

    During the past 10 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) indicates that heat waves have resulted in the highest annual average of deaths among all weather - related disasters.

    Beat The Heat Stay HotWhat can you do? Here are 5 Simple starters

    1. Common Heat Dangers
    • #BeatTheHeat with safety tips about heat, outdoor safety, staying hydrated and skin protection!
    • Heat stroke is a serious medical emergency. #BeatTheHeat and call 911 if you see someone suffering!
    • The signs of heat exhaustion- heavy sweating, clammy skin & a weak pulse - mean it’s time to cool off!
    1. Skin Protection
    • A sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 can keep your skin cool and help you #BeatTheHeat!
    • A burn from the sun can ruin your day, so wear a wide-brimmed hat to keep heat at bay.
    • The sunscreen on your skin will eventually dry, so #BeatTheHeat and reapply!
    1. Staying Hydrated
    • Caffeine and alcohol may sound fun, but they’re no good if you’re out in the sun! #BeatTheHeat and stay hydrated.
    • Never attend a crowded outdoor event without plenty of water to #BeatTheHeat. Remember, heat is a major killer.
    • Sports drinks have electrolytes that help you stay hydrated. Drink them WITH water to #BeatTheHeat.
    1. Outdoor Safety
    • Dizziness is a sign of heat exhaustion. If you get woozy, go inside for a cool drink to #BeatTheHeat!
    • If you start to get tired playing out in the sun, go back inside for some indoor fun! #BeatTheHeat
    • If you’re outside during an event, #BeatTheHeat and know where First Aid services are!
  • How do Hurricanes relate to Extreme Heat?

    This is Hurricane Preparedness Week and next week is Extreme Heat Week (May 23-27)... other than the fact that one immediately follows the other - there's another big safety concern connecting the two. Power.

    heatwave=powerHurricanes have the potential to bring down power lines resulting in power outages. Power outages during periods of extreme heat can be dangerous, and even deadly. A study done by CDC found that over 650 people die each year from exposure to extreme heat.

    Learn more: Blackouts & Brownouts: Prepare for Power Outages, Weather Ready Nation

    Blackouts can last for days, interrupting source of food, water, and warmth Blackouts can last for days, interrupting source of food, water, and warmth

    To address the risks presented by extreme heat events, federal departments and agencies are aggressively pursuing ways to help state, regional, tribal, and local communities prepare for potential extreme heat events this summer. Additionally, there is a great opportunity from the White House for you to learn more. You are invited to attend a briefing co-sponsored by the National Security Council and the Office of Science and Technology Policy on increasing community preparedness to extreme heat. This briefing will be conducted via a webinar, which may be accessed at  and will take place on May 26, 2016, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM EDT.

    And in the event that you must evacuate due to a hurricane, never leave a child or pet inside a vehicle on a hot day ... not even for a moment. Even with cracked windows, interior vehicle temperatures can rise quickly within the first 10 minutes. "Look Before You Lock!dying of thurst

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