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Stay Safe in the Heat

I don’t know about the temperature where you are but it sure is hot in Georgia. Everyone needs to be mindful of keeping themselves protected in the heat – especially farmers. Take a look at the following tips from the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety:

  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat to keep your head and face cool. This will also provide added protection from damaging sun exposure. Baseball caps provide little protection except to the face. A hat should protect the neck, face and ears.
  • Wear a long-sleeved shirt at all times. It should be light colored and loose fitting except when working around machinery.
  • Carry a source of water with you. Take drinks frequently—every 15 minutes.
  • Take frequent breaks in the shade or in a cool environment during the hottest times of the day.
  • Adjust gradually to working in the heat over a period of 10-20 days.
  • Someone suffering from heat exhaustion or heat stroke should be moved to a cool environment, offered sips of water, if conscious, and provided with attention from emergency medical personnel.
  • Wear sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 15. Make sure children are also adequately protected.

So don’t forget your sunscreen and a jug of water when you are out working in this summer heat!

One Response to “Stay Safe in the Heat”

  • Agro Malaysia Portal:

    Same here in Malaysia, almost about 32-37 Deg C when heat arise. Lucky we have two season, sometimes raining cooling down the heat.