Don't Wait, Pre-hydrate


By: Nicole Williams

Thankfully, heat related illnesses can be prevented using the following techniques:

  • Engineering Controls such as AC and ventilation
  • Work Practices such as work/rest cycles, and allowing employees time to build up a tolerance for working in higher temperatures.
  • Knowing the symptoms of heat related illnesses and having an emergency action plan to treat them.

stay hydrated!

  • When working in the heat, you should drink water about every 15 minutes…even if you are not thirsty!
  • Avoid products such as tobacco, caffeine, and alcohol, as they can dehydrate you
  • Be aware of prescription medications that can cause dehydration more quickly than normal
  • If you are feeling hot, fatigued, or dizzy…find some shade, sit down, and drink up!

Nicole Williams

External Communication Coordinator Nicole Williams joined Danos in 2008. She manages external communications associated with the Danos brand along with customer events. She is a graduate of Northwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising design and a minor in marketing.


Write Your Comment

Captcha Image