Tips to Prevent Heat Illnesses
It’s midsummer and national safety month, which means it’s time to review tips to prevent heat-related illnesses caused by extreme heat and exposure to the sun!
Preventing heat stress before it begins is the best way to avoid heat rashes, cramps, exhaustion, and strokes. At CES, we strongly encourage our team to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids before, during, and after work to avoid heat exhaustion. This year, we are putting an extra emphasis on preventing health risks by avoiding energy drinks!
It’s not news that energy drinks are addictive and have serious negative side effects on your health. According to the CDC, drinking several energy drinks per day can raise caffeine levels enough to affect your heart. High caffeine levels can be risky when added to the strain placed on your body by heat. As an alternative, sports drinks that contain electrolytes help replace the salt and minerals depleted from sweating, which is the main cause of painful heat cramps and exhaustion.
Stay informed and know the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses and how to treat them.