In anticipation of a possible heat wave this summer, the Service for Prevention and Protection at Work (SPPT) would like to bring to your attention some advice as well as inform you about the general measures taken according to the opinion 02/2005 of the Advisory Committee on Prevention and Protection at Work relating to "weather conditions - threshold limit values".
About your health
The temperature of a person in good health is constant. Under very warm conditions physiological mechanisms seek to keep the body temperature constant. Whenever the limits of these mechanisms are surpassed, risks to health arise. These risks are higher if there are aggravating factors : illness, heavy work and outdoors work.
We advise you to adjust your behaviour during very hot days:
1. Drink water regularly. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Limit your tabacco use. Avoid large portions at mealtimes.
2. Wear loose fitting, light clothes of light colours. Outdoors, protect your head
from the sun.
3. Avoid over exertion.
4. Eliminate any unnecessary heat source : shut off unused electrical appliances.
Symptoms of a pathological condition are : weakness, tiredness, over sweating, headaches, vertigo, cramps, incoherence...
1) Grow up
2) Panama's will no doubt become de rigeur
3) In this place of work, be serious
4) Well turn of the desk top of the Prevention unit would be a start.