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Can You Identify Heat Exhaustion?

Do you know what to look for when identifying heat exhaustion and heat stroke?

It is that time of year when we enjoy the summer sun at company picnics, golf outings, and volunteering with our communities. There are several safety precautions to remember while out in the sun:

  • Take breaks in a shaded area
  • Stay hydrated
  • Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) value of 15 or higher regularly and as directed

Heat exhaustion can quickly become heat stroke see the graphic below and know how you can help.

The UV index is a useful tool to help you stay safe and healthy. The UV index forecast the risk of overexposure to ultraviolet radiation in your area for a given day, calculated by the National Weather Service and published by the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more…


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