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Avoiding dehydration

BACK TO YOU: DON HURST

With the warm weather we’ve been having, we want everyone to be mindful about the dangers of dehydration.

Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you take in. It can lead to heat-related illness, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Symptoms include:

  • Thirst
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea, dizziness or confusion
  • Excessive perspiration
  • Hot, dry skin

Dehydration is easily prevented. Some ways to protect yourself include having water easily accessible, reducing your caffeine intake, taking regular breaks and watching for symptoms in yourself and your co-workers.

For resources that help to keep your workers safe, please contact your regional advisor.