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Hot weather warning

By johnboy - 29 January 2011 5

The Chief Health Officer has issued a warning that extreme weather forecast for next week could lead to a range of heat induced malladies.

To avoid death they recommend the following:

    — drink plenty of water to stay well hydrated and avoid alcohol or caffeine drinks that can increase dehydration;
    — never leave children or animals in an unattended car. The temperature inside a car can soar rapidly within a few minutes. Heat generated in a closed car can cause serious illness or even death;
    — keep as cool as possible by wearing light, loose, comfortable clothing;
    — protect yourself from sunburn by wearing a hat and applying sunscreen;
    — keep out of the sun during the hottest part of the day, and preferably stay indoors in an  air?conditioned environment; and
    — avoid outdoor exercise or strenuous physical activity, especially in the middle of the day

They go on with this warning:

Symptoms of heat exhaustion include nausea, faintness and dizziness, weakness, headaches, Vomiting and loss of sweating.
  
People showing these signs should be assisted to seek urgent medical attention by calling emergency triple zero (000) for an ambulance or through their GP or the emergency department of their nearest hospital.

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Hot weather warning
wildturkeycanoe 5:30 pm 01 Feb 11

Good 1 neanderthalsis. Reminds me of something else…if you exceed the minimum bending radius of a plumber, a crack is certain to appear.

Keijidosha 10:02 am 31 Jan 11

screaming banshee said :

Just on Thu/Fri last week I saw 3 action busses pulled over that I suspect weren’t coping too well in the heat, and I don’t really get around that much so who knows how many others had a problem.

I suspect these would be the same 20y/o+ buses that don’t have air conditioning. Its no wonder Action fails to endear itself to the public when they’re offering the prospect of a stinking hot, diesel fume filled clunker in 37 degree heat.

neanderthalsis 8:41 am 31 Jan 11

wildturkeycanoe said :

Maybe the CHO can have a word to the big building businesses out there and suggest they stick to the point about light,loose, comfortable clothing. Shorts and short sleeved shirts should be allowed …

The problem with letting builders wear short shorts is that there is a danger that a cowboy, an Indian, a biker, a cop and a Naval Officer will turn up and it’s all downhill from there…

wildturkeycanoe 9:13 pm 29 Jan 11

Maybe the CHO can have a word to the big building businesses out there and suggest they stick to the point about light,loose, comfortable clothing. Regulations for getting onto building sites now mean you have to wear long sleeves and long pants [cotton drill usually clad in a reflective coating], fingerless gloves, hard hat, safety goggles and obviously steel capped boots. All this in a mid 30 degree temperature is begging for heatstroke. I understand safety but it’s no wonder the rules are bent so often in these conditions. Shorts and short sleeved shirts should be allowed at least if you aren’t out in the sun.
I wish I had air con in the car again…

screaming banshee 5:35 pm 29 Jan 11

Just on Thu/Fri last week I saw 3 action busses pulled over that I suspect weren’t coping too well in the heat, and I don’t really get around that much so who knows how many others had a problem.

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