Heat Safety Tips To Use This August

by Proforma Construction Inc, August 25, 2015

Keep Cool With These Heat Safety Tips

June gloom may keep parts of California cool in the beginning of the season, but as the summer wears on, the cloud cover wears off. This means that by August—and oftentimes even well into September—temperatures spike and Californians face hotter weather and heat waves.

To help you beat the heat and avoid heat-related illnesses this summer, use these heat safety tips.

  • Slow Down: Whenever possible, postpone strenuous activities until later in the day or knock them out early in the morning to avoid forcing your body to operate in the heat.
  • Cover Up: Lightweight, light-colored layers that fit loosely and cover the majority of your skin will reflect the sunlight and its heat away from your skin. Cover as much of your skin as possible with this type of clothing, and wear a wide-brimmed hat to shade your face and neck.
  • Drink Up: When you are thirsty, shy away from alcoholic, sugary, or caffeinated drinks. Instead, opt for room temperature water.  Drink regularly, even if you do not feel thirsty.
  • Care For Others: Children and older people are at a higher risk for heat-related illnesses. Make sure you keep an eye on your kids and regularly check up on senior family members to keep everyone cool during these warmer months.
  • Avoid Sunburn: Not only does getting sunburnt increase your risk for skin cancer, it is also more difficult for sunburnt skin to release excess heat. If your skin will be exposed to the sun, make sure you use and regularly reapply sunscreen.

Stay cool this summer!  Contact Proforma Construction and their expert team for all of your commercial construction project needs in the Bay Area & Northern California.