Emergency Prep & Planning Walkthrough 11

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Emergency Prep & Planning Walkthrough 11

Review Question

Question: Could the person in this picture have dressed more appropriately for a day in the sun?


Yes, this person could be dressed more appropriately.


Long sleeved shirts, long pants, a hat with a brim and sunglasses are recommended when spending time in the sun.

Emergency Prep & Planning Walkthrough 11

Additional Guidelines and Recommendations

  • Workers are aware of high temperature dangers, and know to advise and monitor guests for heat exhaustion/stroke.
  • Children more readily absorb heat than adults and are less able to physically dissipate it.
  • Workers are trained in the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and monitor visitors for these signs.
  • Workers monitor the heat index (combination of temperature and relative humidity), and take extra precautions if it reaches or exceeds 90 degrees.
  • When the heat index is high, strenuous activities are closed or rescheduled to early morning or evening.
  • An area is available where visitors can go for relief from the heat (air-conditioned area is best).
  • In areas where air-conditioning are not available, a shaded area or canopy should be utilized.
  • Fresh drinking water is available for visitors to stay hydrated, especially during extreme heat.
  • Workers are trained to offer drinking water and encourage visitors to drink frequently.
  • Water systems that supply drinking water have been inspected by local public health authorities.
  • If any visitor exhibits symptoms of heat stroke, call 911 or an ambulance. Immediate medical attention is required.


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