Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 16

Merchants Metals Cares About Your Safety
As fencing season kicks off and summer temperatures rise, Merchants Metals wants you
to be aware of the best safety practices to beat the heat.

AWARENESS

Heat stress, heat illness, fatigue and exhaustion are realities that take a toll on
the body and the workplace. And it's important to know that they're caused by
not being properly hydrated. Dehydration results in poor judgment, mental errors,
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To be safe and effective on the job, make hydration a number one priority.

HEAT ILLNESS

HEAT STRESS

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the outside temperature.

HEAT INDEX

Dangers posed by heat stress

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Understanding how worker performance and
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and accidents.
Heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are three common heat illnesses
caused by dehydration. It's important to know what they are and how to respond
to them.
HEAT CRAMPS
Diagnosis

Fatigue, confusion, painful muscle spasms in the arms, legs or
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with electrolytes.

HEAT EXHAUSTION

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RECOMMENDATION FOR PROPER HYDRATION:

WATER (cups per day)

Diagnosis

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HYDRATION LEVEL CHART

Use the color chart to identify hydration level

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PROPERLY HYDRATED

If urine resembles or matches
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DEHYDRATED

If urine resembles or matches
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HEAT FACTORS

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Download the full poster at
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HYDRATION
STATION
On super hot days,
set up an area where
employees can enjoy
cool treats such as
popsicles, water and
electrolyte drinks.

SEVERELY DEHYDRATED

If urine matches these colors,
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occurred. Contact a physician.

ELECTROLYTES

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magnesium and calcium, which are critical for cell and
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fencepost - May/June 2017

Editor’s Note
Executive Director’s Message
President’s Message
Board of Directors | Board of Governors
Fencelines
Mistaken Identity: A Story of Cedar
Safety First
Minding Your Business
Class Act: AFA Education Foundation Bestows Seven Scholarships
Safety
Health Plan Checkup: Ensuring Your Benefits Program Is the Picture of Health
CLFMI
The Road More Traveled: 811 Car and 811 Bike Recognized as Damage Prevention Icons
New Members
The 811 Across Texas Public Awareness Campaign
Calendar
FenceSense
Index to Advertisers
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Intro
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - cover1
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - cover2
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 3
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Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 12
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Editor’s Note
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 14
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Executive Director’s Message
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 16
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - President’s Message
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 18
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Board of Directors | Board of Governors
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Fencelines
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 21
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Mistaken Identity: A Story of Cedar
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 23
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 24
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 25
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 26
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Safety First
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 28
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 29
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 30
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Minding Your Business
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 32
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 33
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Class Act: AFA Education Foundation Bestows Seven Scholarships
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 35
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 36
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Safety
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Health Plan Checkup: Ensuring Your Benefits Program Is the Picture of Health
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 39
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 40
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 41
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 42
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - CLFMI
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 44
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - The Road More Traveled: 811 Car and 811 Bike Recognized as Damage Prevention Icons
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 46
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - New Members
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 48
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - The 811 Across Texas Public Awareness Campaign
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 50
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Calendar
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 52
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - FenceSense
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 54
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 55
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 56
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 57
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 58
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 59
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 60
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - 61
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - Index to Advertisers
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - cover3
Fencepost - May/June 2017 - cover4
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