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Safety Matters: Dehydration - Not Just a Summer Concern

Most think of dehydration as a summer problem. The days are getting longer and warmer, and you're sweating more. The additional springtime sunlight will accelerate your body’s dehydration process even without an increase in physical activity.

 

Unfortunately, springtime also means more opportunities for you to become dehydrated. Those working outdoors are even more at risk. Sweat naturally cools but dehydrates your body. To balance out this increase of fluid loss, you will need to boost your water consumption.

 

Whether you work indoors or outdoor, grab a water bottle to bring with you. Keep drinking water and stay hydrated, whether you feel thirsty or not. Don't fall victim to one of the most overlooked health risks - dehydration.

 

What can employers do to improve safety? Talk to your employees about safety.


*This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. For further information, please consult a risk management professional.

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