Just Catamarans Presents: Toolbox Talk
Heat-related illness (HRI) and cold-induced illnesses (Hypothermia/frostbite) are well known, recognized workplace hazards. Just Catamarans has developed a policy to address these issues.
Monitor weather conditions and adjust to conditions accordingly. Improper exposure can result to the following:
Heat Stroke: Caused when the body stops sweating can no longer rid itself of excess heat.
Heatstroke is a medical emergency that may result in death! Call 911 immediately.
- Loss of consciousness
Heat Exhaustion: Caused when the body losses water and salt from heavy sweating.
- Heavy sweating
Heat Cramps: are caused by the loss of body salts and fluid during sweating. Low salt levels in muscles cause painful cramps. Cramps may occur during or after working hours.
Heat Rash: Skin irritation caused by sweat that does not evaporate from the skin.
Hypothermia: When body heat is lost faster than it can be replaced, and the normal body temperature drops to less than 95°F.
• Dilated Pupils
• Slowed Pulse and Breathing
• Loss of Coordination
• Loss of Consciousness
• Unable to walk or stand
Frostbite: Caused by freezing of the skin and underlying tissues. Typically affects the extremities, particularly the feet and hands where amputation may be required.
Ways to Prevent these conditions include:
- Acclimate to exposed conditions
- Wear attire appropriate for weather conditions
- Stay hydrated
- Stay in good health
- Monitor symptoms that may lead to an illness within yourself and within others
Contact the Just Catamarans Service team to help with all your Catamaran needs.