Drink Up

01-Jun-2016

By: Andrew Rodrigue

Summertime is finally here. As the weather begins to heat up, so does the risk for heat-related incidents. Now is the time to start taking precautionary measures. Whether you are at work or play, protect yourself from the sun's heat with these quick preventative measures:

  • DON’T WAIT… PRE-HYDRATE!!!  Drink plenty of water the night before work activity
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing
  • Allow time to build up tolerance for working in higher temperatures – work/rest cycles
  • Drink water about every 15 minutes while working even if you are NOT thirsty
  • Establish a hydration station near your work area
  • Avoid or limit intake of products such as tobacco, caffeine, and alcohol
  • Be aware of prescription medications that cause dehydration quicker than normal
  • If you’re feeling hot, fatigued, or dizzy, find some shade/air conditioning, sit down, and drink up
  • Keep an eye on your co-workers to make sure they are staying hydrated and taking frequent breaks

How to help with hydration

  1. Click the poster below and print
  2. Place posters around worksites where employees will frequently see them
  3. Contact frances.kosak@danos.com to request posters for your location 

Andrew Rodrigue

Andrew started with Danos as a material coordinator offshore, but quickly moved into a safety specialist position in 2012. Andrew has served as a safety specialist for the last 6 years for the construction, coatings, scaffolding, and automation service lines. He is now a project manager supporting the Hess Stampede project.


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