Beware of Heat Stress, Exhaustion

Beware of Heat Stress, Exhaustion

Extreme heat is perhaps the most dangerous risk on farms and ranches. Many farmers cannot stop work when temperatures are dangerous. There are, however, some prudent steps farmers can take — starting with staying hydrated. Planning strenuous activities for mornings or after sunset is advisable when possible. Frequent water breaks and a few minutes of rest will help, too.

Heat exhaustion is serious, and a heat stroke should be considered a major medical event.

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