Video Helps Farmers, Ranchers Watch for Signs of Heat Stress, Exhaustion
During the hottest time of summer, Utah Farm Bureau's A.J. Ferguson, Vice President of Farm Safety, is warning farmers, ranchers, and others that spend a lot of time working outside to watch for signs of heat stress and heat exhaustion in a new educational video.
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.
For more information, those interested can also click here for more information on heat safety tips on the farm.
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