Temperatures across the United States are starting to heat up. Employers must be cognizant of the impact these rising temps have on employees who work outside.
First things first. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) put together the following list of symptoms of heat illness and first aid solutions:
- Sunburn: Redness and pain. In severe cases, swelling of skin, blisters, fever and headaches. Response: Ointments for mild cases if blisters appear and do not break. If breaking occurs, apply dry sterile dressing.
- Heat cramps: Painful spasms usually in the muscles of legs and abdomen with heavy sweating.