Date  16 June 2015

Incident Number 15-003546

Location Campus Wide

 

Did you know that heat kills more people than any other weather related event?

 

Heat kills more people every year than tornados or snow storms.

 

The National Weather Service is projecting the heat index to top 100 degrees today and, if the forecast holds, it will increase to near 105 over the next two days. The heat index takes into account both temperature and humidity. It is especially important since high humidity prevents the evaporation which allows your body to cool.

 

These safety tips will help you protect yourself from this killer.

 

  • Stay indoors as much as possible in an air conditioned room.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and ALWAYS were a hat
  • Plan your day to do your most strenuous work during the coolest parts of the day
  • Take plenty of breaks
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine, sugar, and alcohol.
  • Wear light weight, loose fitting, light colored clothing.
  • If you are going to be out, wear sun screen
  • And NEVER leave pets or children in the car even for a short time.

 

 

For more information on summer heat safety please visit us at https://blog.utc.edu/safety-risk-management/2015/05/05/summer-fun-here-we-come/

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