- Corrective Actions
- Drone/UAS Permit
- Driving/Riding in a Personal Vehicle
- EFY Injury
- Evacuation Drill Form
- Event Approval Process
- Hazardous Waste Pickup (Help)
- Injury, Incident, Claim Reporting
- Lab Inventory
- Lab Sign Request
- Waste Container Request
As the temperature increases, it is important to remember to take adequate precautions against too much exposure to the sun or heat. The best way to avoid a heat-related illness is to limit exposure during hot days. Keep in mind the following:
- Air conditioning is a good way to cool off
- Drink more liquid than you think you need
- Wear loose, lightweight clothing, and a hat
- Replace salt lost from sweating by drinking fruit juice or sports drinks
- Avoid spending time outdoors during the hottest part of the day
- Wear sunscreen; sunburn affects the body's ability to cool itself
- Pace yourself when you run or otherwise exert your body
- Acclimatize to the heat by gradual exposure
Sunburn- a form of radiation burn that affects living tissue such as skin that results from an overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, commonly from the sun.
Heat Rash- a skin irritation caused by excessive sweating during hot, humid weather when sweat ducts become blocked and swell; often leading to discomfort and itching. It is mostly common in children and infants.
Heat Cramps-muscle spasms that result from loss of large amount of salt and water through exercise or other physical activity.
Heat Exhaustion-a condition whose symptoms may include heavy sweating and a rapid pulse, a result of the body overheating.
Heat Stroke is a condition caused by the body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures.
|UV Index||Description||Recommended Protection||Sun Burn Time|
|0-2||No danger to the average person||Wearinga Hat and/or Sunglasses is Sufficient||1 Hour+|
|3-5||Little risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure||Wear a Hat and SUnglasses. Use SPV 15+ Sunscreen||40 Minutes|
|6-7||High risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure||Wear a Hat and Sunglasses. Use SPF 30+ Sunscreen. Cover thh Body With Clothing. Avoid the Sun if Possible||30 Minutes|
|8-10||Very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure||Wear a Hat and Sunglasses. Use SPF 30+ Sunscreen. Cover thh Body With Clothing. Avoid the Sun if Possible||20 Minutes|
|11+||Extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure||Take ALl Precautions Possible. It is Advised to Stay Indoors||Less Than 15 Minutes