HOW DO YO YOU GUYS DEAL WITH THIS HEAT?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by The Man, Aug 14, 2016.

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  1. The Man

    The Man Member

    Need some tips.
     
  2. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Water bottles frozen the night before.

    Popsicles.

    Standing in sprinklers.

    Standing in the 'beer-cave' / walk-in cooler.

    Turning it down a notch...
     
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  3. SaladTosser

    SaladTosser Member

    Call in sick
     
  4. 1Low59

    1Low59 Active Member

    A frozen Gatorade. By the afternoon it turns into a slushy. Best Gatorade ever in 110 degree heat.
     
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  5. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Lots of water
    a gatorade or two during the day
    stay out of the back as much as possible.
    if you need to sort out, do it under the shade of a tree or bridge.
    personally I prefer to wear a t-shirt to absorb the sweat as it helps me keep cooler being soaked.
     
  6. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Wear the coveralls tied off at the waist and get even dirtier. Turn on the exhaust fans after sundown and enjoy the breeze.
     
  7. NotClearing

    NotClearing New Member

    Talc the balls
     
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  8. 1Simplemann

    1Simplemann Active Member

    Our safety committee grieved about fans in the cabs. no word yet. AZ, NM have them. apparently company thinks it doesn't get hot in other parts of country.
     
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Can you describe to us very slowly how you apply it?
     
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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The absolute worst thing that you can do is dwell on it. Think about the heat and you are done.
     
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  11. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

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  12. StoptheAct1212

    StoptheAct1212 Active Member

    Dont even think about the heat.... and most importantly make sure you have the shirts you can almost see through... wearing a almost new shirt is the worst thing u can do.... stay hydrated.
     
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  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

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  15. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    Being "soaked" all day actually prevents your body from cooling down because your skin can't breathe well.

    Bring extra shirts. Try to stay dry. It helps
     
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  16. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    The worst thing is not knowing when you've gone too far and are overheated. That's how you get heat exhaustion quickly. Knowing your limitations and when to cool down keeps you aware of where you're at.
     
  17. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Internet search the following: OSHA Heat related illness fact sheet.
     
  18. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Think about January - snow blowing in your face, unrelentless wind. Still with a x mas load with no helper. You will want these few hot days back. The best thing about the heat is you don't need to shovel it after work. Oh yeah drink water and sit in ac for lunch break. Eat ice cream
     
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  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I'm lactose intolerant.
     
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