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Heat: It’ll come around again

I was in Las Vegas at the end of June for the American Society of Safety Engineers conference (that’s another blog).  On the day I left the temperature was supposed to get to 115 degrees F.  Walking outside was like … Continue reading

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Beat the Heat: Work, rest, shade

A friend of mine recently worked first aid at the MS150 bike ride in Minnesota. It was in the 90s with up to 30 mph winds–not the best conditions for a bike ride.  Those weather conditions led to a lot … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Heat

Summer is here, along with heat and humidity.  Here are some safety tips for working (or playing) in the heat: WATER:  Drink water often.  You can add some electrolyte drinks, such as Powerade or Gatorade (in moderation).  Avoid  caffeine and … Continue reading

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CHESS Summer Newsletter: Hot off the press

Check out our summer newsletter with articles on: Preventing heat illness Minnesota State shut down (well, they are now back to work) Federal OSHA updates (OSHA at 40, OSHA brochure on workers’ rights, enforcement guidelines on personal protective equipment) Workers’ … Continue reading

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It’s Hot Out!!

We are all aware of the heat and humidity right now.  In St Paul as I write this, the heat index is 111 degrees.  Workers, both indoors and out, need to take precautions. OSHA has a new campaign to prevent … Continue reading

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Staying Safe in the Heat

It is hard to ignore the heat we felt yesterday in the Twin Cities. Heat warnings and excessive heat advisories are expected to stay in effect until Wednesday morning. Heat can present a serious hazard: in 1995 over 700 people … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Heat

It is expected to be a very hot week in Minnesota.  Remind employees who work in hot conditions to take more frequent breaks and drink plenty of non-caffeinated beverages (lots of water and sports drinks in moderation are best). For … Continue reading

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Have a safe Fourth of July

We want to wish you a safe Fourth of July.   To keep it that way, remember these tips: Wear sunscreen and a hat. Use insect repellent.  Don’t tease bees and wasps (good advice especially for kids–that’s how I got stung … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Heat Stress

To avoid heat stress, drink plenty of water (one cup every 15 minutes); wear light colored, loose fitting clothes;  take frequent breaks; avoid caffeinated drinks, and watch co-workers for signs of heat stroke and heat stress. For more information, contact … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Heat Stress

To avoid heat stress: take frequent breaks; wear light colored, loose fitting clothing; drink plenty of water (one cup every 15 minutes); avoid caffeinated drinks and heavy meals; and use cooling fans where possible. For more safety ideas or help … Continue reading

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