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Summer  Safety 2
Summer  Safety 2
Summer  Safety 2
Summer  Safety 2
Summer  Safety 2
Summer  Safety 2
Summer  Safety 2
Summer  Safety 2
Summer  Safety 2
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Summer Safety 2

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  • 1. 101 Days of Summer USAMH Safety Office Unsafe Acts
  • 2. Summer Safety <ul><li>Heat Injuries </li></ul><ul><li>POV Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Sports Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Water Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor Safety </li></ul>Unsafe Acts
  • 3. Summer Safety HEAT INJURY PREVENTION The summer season can be an enjoyable time of the year. It is also a time when the potential for heat injuries increases. Heat injuries are preventable. By following these simple recommendations, it will decrease your susceptibility to them. Unsafe Acts
  • 4. Summer Safety HEAT INJURY PREVENTION <ul><li>Drink plenty of water </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid heavy meals at lunch time </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain a well balanced diet </li></ul><ul><li>Wear appropriate clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Use sunscreen </li></ul><ul><li>Follow recommended work/rest cycles </li></ul>Unsafe Acts
  • 5. Summer Safety <ul><li>Keep areas well ventilated </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule outdoor activities during the </li></ul><ul><li>cooler part of the day </li></ul><ul><li>Use the buddy system </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor those at risk </li></ul><ul><li>Use common sense </li></ul>HEAT INJURY PREVENTION Unsafe Acts
  • 6. Summer Safety SUNBURN PREVENTION <ul><li>Use sunscreen - reapply frequently </li></ul><ul><li>Moderation - avoid extended exposure </li></ul><ul><li>during peak hours (1000-1600) </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid repeated exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Seek medical care if severely burned </li></ul>Unsafe Acts
  • 7. Summer Safety HEAT RASH CAUSE Skin irritation caused by excessive sweating in a hot humid environment SYMPTOMS Appears as a cluster of pimples or small blisters neck, groin area; under breasts & arms; and skin creases TREATMENT Baby powder with corn starch Cool shower - avoid lotions - change clothes frequently Unsafe Acts
  • 8. CAUSE Excessive loss of salt from the body SYMPTOMS Painful cramps of the major muscle groups (arms, legs, or stomach) TREATMENT Provide cool water - shade - monitor Summer Safety HEAT CRAMPS Unsafe Acts
  • 9. CAUSE Excessive loss of salt and water in the body SYMPTOMS Profuse sweating - headache - paleness - weakness nausea - cool moist skin - tingling sensation in extremities TREATMENT Provide water - shade - elevate feet - monitor seek medical attention immediately Summer Safety HEAT EXHAUSTION Unsafe Acts
  • 10. CAUSE The body’s heat regulatory mechanism stops SYMPTOMS Headache - dizziness - delirium - weakness - nausea red, hot skin - unconsciousness TREATMENT MEDICAL EMERGENCY!! cool shaded area - soak clothing and fan - elevate feet massage extremities Summer Safety HEAT STROKE Unsafe Acts

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