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Avoiding Heat Stroke During the Summer Months

Heat is a serious factor that influences moves during the summer months, both for our movers and our customers. Make sure you are taking the necessary steps to keep yourself safe this summer by staying well-hydrated, long before you even feel thirsty.

Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion:

  • Headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness, and even fainting
  • Weakness, and moist skin
  • Mood changes such as irritability or confusion
  • Upset stomach or vomiting

Symptoms of Heat Stroke:

  • Dry, hot skin with no sweating
  • Mental confusion or losing consciousness
  • Seizures or convulsions

Preventing Weather-Related Stress:

  • Know signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses; monitor yourself and your coworkers
  • Rest when possible
  • Drink lots of water, about one cup every 15 minutes if possible
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothes
  •  Avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks and heavy meals

In an emergency:

  •  Call 911

While waiting for help to arrive:

  •  Move the worker to a cool, shaded area
  •  Loosen or remove heavy clothing
  •  Provide cool drinking water
  •  Fan and mist the person with water