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  1. Record heat
    Categories: General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips

    Record heat

    Heat - it's not just uncomfortable, it is dangerous.. for children and elderly especially, but for workers, too. Download OSHA’s heat app to stay safe on the job. Heat Safety Tool By U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) When you're working in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, you have...
  2. Heat & the Elderly
    Categories: Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors

    Heat & the Elderly

    We've discussed how to keep your cool in hot weather, but what about some advice for older people on staying safe in hot weather? Since the risk of heat-related health problems increases with age, special considerations need be made. ?? Extreme Heat and Your Health Disaster Preparedness: Extreme Heat HEAT Death by Heat According to the National Institutes for Health, heat fatigue...
  3. HEAT
    Categories: First Aid Articles, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips

    HEAT

    Preparing for Extreme Heat Here at the end of Extreme Heat Week ?? we want to remind you that 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. While heat illness may affect seniors and the very young more rapidly, it is a...
  4. Death by Heat
    Categories: Health Tips

    Death by Heat

    Heat is typically the leading cause of weather related fatalities each year. A heat wave is a period of abnormally hot and humid weather, generally lasting more than 2 days. Heat waves have the potential to cover a large area, exposing a high number of people to a hazardous combination of heat and humidity, which can be very taxing on...
  5. Is a Heat Wave Coming?
    Categories: Health Tips

    Is a Heat Wave Coming?

    Probably. As the NOAA explains, North American summers are hot; most summers see heat waves in one or more parts of the United States. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses. What can you do? During Extreme Heat Week, we remind you that taking precautions is...
  6. Look Before You Lock
    Categories: Child Safety, General Safety Topics & Health Tips

    Look Before You Lock

    Extreme Heat creates dangers for all ages, from Heat and Heat Related Injuries and Illness to death. While we often focus on safety working in the heat, and staying hydrated, it's not all about adults and electrolytes... During Extreme Heat Week, we want to remind you that pets and children die when left in cars every year... Look Before You Lock! Sweating...
  7. Heating up
    Categories: General Safety Topics

    Heating up

    Today is the First Day of EXTREME HEAT WEEK While it may be lovely Spring weather at present, it won't last and we've had some gnarly heat waves in  recent years, so we want you to be prepared. We'll be sharing new information about Heat Safety all week, but want o open with a look back at some great information shared...
  8. Extreme Heat Week ??
    Categories: General Safety Topics

    Extreme Heat Week ??

    Summer is coming - and with it heat-related illness and injury. The White House has designated May 23–27 as Extreme Heat Week, during which federal agencies will take a number of actions to work with community planners and public health officials to enhance community preparedness for extreme heat events. To learn more about heat stress and saefty read: ?  ...
  9. Categories: General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips

    Sweating? ??

    Summer.. Heat, Sun, Sweat. Dehydration can be deadly. Lean how to Beat the Heat: Extreme Heat and Your Health Heat and Heat Related Injuries and Illness ?? Heat Safety Tool Heat Stress – Heat Exhaustion – Heat Stroke Heat Stress and Heat Related Injuries – Heat Exhaustion / Heat Stroke What is heat illness? The body normally cools itself by...
  10. Categories: Child Safety, General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips

    Hot Weather Health Emergencies

    Summertime: You've gotten your Summer First Aid Kit, You've Slathered on the Sunscreen, You've Reviewed your Summer Safety Tips, You've even Read all about Electrolytes, Now what? Even short periods of high temperatures can cause serious health problems. During hot weather health emergencies, keep informed by listening to local weather and news channels or contact local health departments for health and...

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