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Safety Tip of the Week – Hot weather precautions

During hot weather we should all be aware of some tips to prevent heat stress. Remember, physical activity at high temperatures can directly affect health and indirectly be the cause of accidents.

Heat stress is a common, yet often ignored hazard in our workplaces. While it is widely recognized that heat stress can pose a serious health hazard to workers, employers may not realize that working in hot environments also increases safety risks.

Way to prevent Heat stress:

  • Drink plenty of cool water (one small cup every 15-20 minutes);
  • Wear light, loose-fitting, breathable clothing (like cotton);
  • Take your breaks away from heat sources or direct sunlight. (Allow your body to cool down);
  • Avoid eating large meals before working in hot environments; and
  • Avoid caffeine and alcoholic beverages (these beverages make the body lose water and increase the risk of heat related illnesses).

Workers are at increased risk when:

  • They take certain medication (check with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacy, and ask if any medicines you are taking could affect you when working in hot environments);
  • They have had a heat-induced illness in the past;
  • They wear personal protective equipment (like respirators or overall suits); or
  • They are older in age

HEAT STRESS CAN KILL…TAKE TIME TO COOL DOWN…AND HYDRATE!!

How to have a happy, healthy summer!

How to have a happy, healthy summer!

Summer is here! A new exercise program that is appropriate for the weather is required as well as a change in routine, nutrition, and diet plan as the seasons change. The start of warm weather might make your body more susceptible to many diseases, so it’s important to follow some health recommendations to have a healthy summer.

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MAPFRE Middlesea joins efforts with the Foundation for Social Welfare Services and Aġenzija Sedqa to create awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol.

MAPFRE Middlesea joins efforts with the Foundation for Social Welfare Services and Aġenzija Sedqa to create awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol.

MAPFRE is collaborating with the Foundation for Social Welfare Services in their efforts to help individuals to become responsible whilst on the road. As part of this campaign MAPFRE has donated over 1,000 sunshields with the message “Be SAFE Do not drink and Drive” . They also developed a social media campaign to drive this message via their social networks.

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