Safety tips for working in the heat

Stay hydrated. Always have cool water on hand when working outdoors. ...
Eat to fuel your day. ...
Take regular breaks. ...
Take time to acclimatize. ...
Protect your skin. ...
Monitor the weather. ...
Use the buddy system.

Signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion include:
Heavy sweating.
Pale skin.
Muscle cramps.
Dizziness, headache.
Nausea, vomiting.
Rapid pulse.

In order to prevent tick bites, you want to prevent them from getting onto your skin. Some tips include:

* Tuck your pants into your socks
* Wear tall boots if you’re going out into the           woods
* Use bug sprays with at least a 30 percent           Deet concentration
* Perform daily tick checks anytime you’re done     spending time outside
* Throw your clothes in the dryer for 20 minutes     on high heat which will kill any ticks that are       potentially on your clothes
* Treat your pets, especially dogs that sleep in       the beds, as they’re a high risk for bringing         ticks into the home


Douglas County Health Department

Ava, Missouri