Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by The Man, Aug 14, 2016.
Need some tips.
Water bottles frozen the night before.
Standing in sprinklers.
Standing in the 'beer-cave' / walk-in cooler.
Turning it down a notch...
Call in sick
A frozen Gatorade. By the afternoon it turns into a slushy. Best Gatorade ever in 110 degree heat.
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.
Wear the coveralls tied off at the waist and get even dirtier. Turn on the exhaust fans after sundown and enjoy the breeze.
Talc the balls
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.
Can you describe to us very slowly how you apply it?
The absolute worst thing that you can do is dwell on it. Think about the heat and you are done.
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.
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
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.
Internet search the following: OSHA Heat related illness fact sheet.
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
I'm lactose intolerant.
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