Saturday, September 22, 2018

Weather

Sun Safety

July is UV Safety Month and a good time to get up-to-date on the latest information to make sure you're working safely in the sun. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer. The sun's UV rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes.

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Working in Cold Weather

Prolonged exposure to cold, wet and windy conditions, even when the temperatures are above freezing, can be dangerous. Extreme cold conditions exist when the equivalent (wind) chill temperature is at or below -25° F (-32 °C).

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It Is Hot!

Heat exhaustion can occur when you are subjected to hot environments and fail to take in enough fluids, salts, or both. And even worse, this can lead to a life threatening condition known as a heat stroke. Sun stroke or heat stroke happens when the body's internal mechanism fails to regulate its core temperature.

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