OUTDOOR WORKERS ON BEATING THE ALABAMA HEAT

Can you imagine working out there all day-every day in this Alabama heat?

Well, for some folks- that’s reality.

Outdoor workers we spoke with gave us some tips on how they manage these scorching days.
First, if you’re going to be working in the heat of the day- it’s important to get used to the temperatures right now as summer is just beginning.
Many outside workers start their work days earlier this time of year to have some relief from the heat during morning hours.
Wearing a hat as well as light colored- loose fitting clothing can also alleviate some of the misery…but most importantly… everyone working in heat must stay hydrated.

Head Team Physician for the University of Alabama, Dr. James Robinson says if someone begins to experience heat exhaustion, the most important thing is to get them out of the heat and into a shaded or air-conditioned area.

 

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