Showing posts with label Heat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Heat. Show all posts

Tuesday 12 July 2022

Watch out for heat exhaustion and heatstroke

During the hot weather, it can be easy to overheat. 

While heat exhaustion is not usually serious, as long as you can cool yourself down, heatstroke is a medical emergency.

Here's what to look for and what to do.

Heatstroke or heat exhaustion?

Heat exhaustion happens when your body is becoming too hot and struggling to regulate or cope.

It can affect anyone, including fit and healthy people - especially if they are doing strenuous exercise in high temperatures or have been drinking alcohol in the sun all day. It can come on quickly, over minutes, or gradually, over hours.

The symptoms you will feel are your body's way of warning you to cool down, fast.

Check out the BBC website  for more info and what to do if you or someone is suffering

Friday 17 June 2022

Temperature at work to hot?

As the  sun comes out and the air temperature rises the perennial issue of workplace  temperatures is a common questions asked of UNISON health and safety reps.

Here HOT off the press is our revised quick guide on Temperature at Work for H&S reps.

2024 Levellers' Day

  Oxford & District Trades Union Council has booked a coach from Oxford to Burford for Levellers' Day on Saturday, 18 May 2024.   We...