Summer Heat- How to protect Ourselves, our Workers, and Home
The human body is programmed to cool itself down when it gets too hot, usually by sweating.
However, severe heat conditions can cause body temperatures to rise to dangerous levels. Without drinking enough water or resting in the shade, heat exhaustion or heat stroke may occur.
Signs of Heat Exhaustion include:
Signs of Heat Stroke include:
Prepare Yourself Before Going Outside
If possible, limit your time outside on extremely hot days and stay indoors in the air conditioning. Be sure to check on your pets who may be outdoors or bring them inside. Staying hydrated will help you from experiencing heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which is life- threatening. Signs of heat stroke are high body temperature (103+), rapid and strong pulse, and possible unconsciousness.
Car Safety is also important for your family and pets:
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Preparing our Workers
OSHA requires that employers provide workplaces free of any known safety hazards, and this includes protecting them from extreme heat. Here are some tips for establishing a heat illness prevention program:
If a worker becomes ill, a supervisor should be called immediately, followed by 911 if applicable. Make sure that someone is with the ill worker at all times until help arrives.
This issue hits home for us, since SERVPRO of West Riverside City, technicians are constantly outdoors in the Inland Empire heat. Their safety and well-being is a priority at SERVPRO.
For more information, please visit: OSHA
Prepare Your Home
SERVPRO of West Riverside City specializes in fire, water, and mold remediation. Our highly trained technicians are restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your home quickly and safely. We service the residents of Riverside county and surrounding counties. Contact our office staff if you have any questions about water or mold damage in your home or business area. Schedule a FREE Assessment at 951-351-8033