Heat Awareness Day 2020: National Heat Safety Awareness Day 2020 Celebrated on May 29th

By | May 29, 2020

Heat Awareness Day 2020: National Heat Safety Awareness Day 2020 Celebrated on May 29th:

Heat Awareness Day 2020

National Heat Safety Awareness Day 2020 is to be celebrated on May 29th.

National Heat Awareness Day is founded by the National Weather Service, an agency of Federal Government of the United States that is formed to provide details to the public regarding the weather Forecast and related issues like hazardous Weather, Thunderstorm, Cyclones.

To Prevent Heat Illness, You Should:

  • Provide training about the hazards leading to heat stress and how to prevent them.
  • Provide a lot of cool water to workers close to the work area. At least one pint of water per hour is needed.
  • Schedule frequent rest periods with water breaks in shaded or air conditioned areas.
  • Routinely check workers who are at risk of heat stress due to protective clothing and high temperature.
  • Consider protective clothing that provides cooling.

 How You Can Protect Yourself and Others:

  • Know signs/symptoms of heat illnesses; monitor yourself; use a buddy system.
  • Block out direct sun and other heat sources.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Drink often and BEFORE you are thirsty. Drink water every 15 minutes.
  • Avoid beverages containing alcohol or caffeine.
  • Wear lightweight, light colored, loose fitting clothes.

Learn about the health dangers of heat, prepare you for excessive heat events, and tell you what to do during an excessive heat wave. You will find vital information about the dangers of leaving children, pets or anyone with limited mobility alone in a car even for a few minutes in what might seem like mild weather. Children locked in cars have died in December and in 70 degree weather, even with a window left open a little.

Let us observe this day by safeguarding us from heat. Drink more water and stay hydrated since Dehydration leads to various consequences. Therefore, drink at least 8 glasses of water per day since it prevents dehydration and further helps us to remove toxic substances in our body. Other Caffeinated or sports drinks might increase your water level in the body but Water is the Key.

You also will find information about protecting yourself from excessive heat, educational materials and specfics on how the National Weather Service keeps you aware of potentially dangerous situations. MWS tries make learning fun with games and activities to help educate your children about the dangers of heat and provide you with links for more information. Spanish language outreach materials are also available.

Use this hashtag #WaterBenefits and share the benefits of drinking water especially during summer days. Just find a cool place to get rid of heat. Plan for a tour. Post your preferred destinations using this hashtag #CoolDestinations so that others too might opt for.

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