Summer Safety 2

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Summer Safety 2

  1. 1. 101 Days of Summer USAMH Safety Office Unsafe Acts
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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