Published On: Tue, Jun 18th, 2013

Cherokee Boys Club Report – week of June 20

CLUB SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, June 18 – Health Screen – 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, June 19 – BOD Meeting – 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 3 – Managers’ Meeting – 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, July 4 – Fourth of July Holiday (Tribal, Club and School)

Friday, July 5 – Club Annual Leave Day

Wednesday, July 10 – Deadline for Board Resolutions – 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 16 – Health Screen – 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 17 – Club Board of Directors Meeting – 8:30 a.m.

 

 

As the summer season approaches, we need to keep in mind a few tips for preventing heat-related illness.

HEAT EXHAUSTION AND STROKE – KNOW THE SIGNS

As the temperature rises across much of the nation, it is important to review heat safety with workers.  Preventing heat-related illness by providing rest and plenty of cold fluids is key.  But recognizing when employees are suffering from this condition is also crucial.

Two serious forms of heat illness are heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  These conditions can be fatal if supervisors and co-workers don’t take the right first-aid steps.

Here are keys for recognizing and treating both conditions:

Heat Exhaustion

Signs of heat exhaustion include headache, nausea, dizziness, heavy sweating, weakness, irritability and extreme thirst.  To treat heat exhaustion:

  1. Take the worker to a shady or cool area.  Provide him or her with water or other cold liquids to drink, and ice packs to cool down.
  2. Give the worker the day off.
  3. If symptoms don’t improve after an hour, get the worker to an emergency room or clinic.

Heat Stroke

Signs of heat stroke include confusion, fainting, seizures, excessively red or hot skin and very high body temperature.

Treatment to administer:

  1. Call 911 immediately.  While waiting for help to arrive, place the worker in a cool area.
  2. Loosen or remove outer layers of clothes.
  3. Fan the worker and put ice packs in the armpits.
  4. Wet the worker with cold water.
  5. Provide cold fluids to drink.
  6. Don’t leave the worker’s side until help arrives.
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