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and allow for self-limitation of exposure. (If this is not possible, adjust
the work/rest cycles accordingly.)
Encourage workers to use a buddy
system - each buddy looks out for
early signs and symptoms of heat
stress in the other.
2. Job-Specific Control Measures
Organize the work to reduce physical activity during peak heat periods.
Organize the work to reduce the pace
of activity.
If possible, postpone strenuous work
until a cooler time of the day. If work
is done outside, ensure that shaded
areas are available.
3. Personal control measures
Some of the steps you can take to cope
with heat exposure this summer:
* Avoid eating large meals before working in hot environments.
* Avoid alcohol or beverages with caffeine. These make the body lose water
and increase the risk of heat stress.
* Wear light clothing that permits the evaporation of sweat (e.g., cotton clothing).

* Use sunscreen and cover your head if
working outside.
* Advise workers to check with their doctor if their medication may affect their
heat tolerance.
* Make healthy lifestyle choices (i.e.,
body weight, fitness, diet, rest, etc.)
Your body is always generating heat and
passing it into the environment. The harder
your body works, the more heat it has to
lose. When the environment is hot and/or
humid or has a source of radiant heat (such
as a furnace or the sun), your body must
work harder to get rid of heat. This article
is an excerpt from the OSHCO Heat Stress
Guide (link below) which can help inform
employers, workers and other workplace
parties about heat stress, and assist organizations to develop and implement workplace policies to prevent heat-stress-related
illness. Since heat exposure can happen to
anyone, anywhere it's important to take the
necessary steps to understand heat stress
in general and to learn what administrative and work practice controls will work
in your environment.

To access resources to help you develop
your organizations heat stress program
visit http://www.pshsa.ca/new-release/
heat-stress/ to access tools like the Public
Services Health and Safety Association's
Heat Stress Awareness Guide.
For more information on occupationrelated cancers due to sun exposure
visit the Occupational Cancer Research
Centre: occupationalcancer.ca
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Public Services Health & Safety
Association (PSHSA) works with Ontario's
public and broader public sector workers
and employers, providing occupational
health and safety training, resources and
consulting to reduce workplace risks
and prevent workplace injuries and illnesses. Follow us on Twitter @PSHSAca
or visit pshsa.ca for more information on
occupational health and safety training
in Ontario.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Facility Forum - Summer 2017

Risk Management Guidelines for Water Recreational Equipment Areas
Water Use in Turfgrasses
Cemeterian Operations and Management Training– Cape Town, South Africa
The Benefits and Challenges of Daylighting Recreation Facilities
Effective Human Resources Management
Energy Champion – Time to Plan
Rules for Flying the National Flag of Canada
Preparing for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games
Health & Safety (PSHSA) – Preventing and Managing Heat Stress
Member Profile – Jim Bryson, City of Stratford
Index of Advertisers
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Intro
Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - cover1
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Risk Management Guidelines for Water Recreational Equipment Areas
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Water Use in Turfgrasses
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Cemeterian Operations and Management Training– Cape Town, South Africa
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - The Benefits and Challenges of Daylighting Recreation Facilities
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Effective Human Resources Management
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Energy Champion – Time to Plan
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Rules for Flying the National Flag of Canada
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Preparing for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Health & Safety (PSHSA) – Preventing and Managing Heat Stress
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Member Profile – Jim Bryson, City of Stratford
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Facility Forum - Summer 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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