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 07-03-2002, 13:22 Post: 40026
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I just did what I'm always telling my crews to be careful with. It is in the 90's here and I have been working around the yard and cleaning the vehicles the last three days. Drinking plenty of water and taking a break to cool down in the pool except for today, wanted to finish everything first. I have one task left, to vacume my truck before pool time and in the process of setting up I started to cramp up and stopped sweating. I sat in the vehicle with the A/C running for awhile and then to the house for water and magnesium/potassium tabs and am almost back to normal now. The strangest part of heat exhaustion is the lack of perspiration when it happens. I would like to take an opportunity to caution those unfamiliar with this condition to watch for it. I always felt as though I drank enough fluid and was careful enough to avoid it, well guess what, this getting older puts a real damper on being able to work like a dog. Watch yourselves, this heat can do you in!






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 07-03-2002, 17:30 Post: 40030
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Cutter, an excellent reminder, even for us 'Northern Members'. Toronto has an unprecedented heat wave this week, today's temp's (including the 'humidex') reached 45 Centigrade, or about 115 Farenheit for the rest of you, and the humidity hasn't dropped below 95% yet this week, even during the overnight periods. My field crews are (and have been for years) working under strict operating procedures (we also have cold weather 'rules') that REQUIRE them to drink at least 500ml (1 pint) of water per working hour MINIMUM, and if they are doing physical labour (as opposed to operating a machine) they can only work 15 minutes continously at which point they MUST take a 5 min. 'shade break'. Violators receive safety infractions, 10 safety infractions means a warning, 3 warnings means transfer to a different job (MUCH less desirable work, if you get my drift) and no change in work habits means they start looking for work elsewhere. Health is nothing to gamble with, and it will not be tolerated, most employees realize the rules are for their protection and safety as well as everyone else's and appreciate it, those that don't won't last long. Everybody needs to be aware of safety always. Best of luck.






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 07-03-2002, 17:48 Post: 40032
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I am really glad to hear this from you guys. After spending the 21 years of my life in Anchorage, I had kind of lost the concept about working outdoors in the heat. We have been between 95 and 98 degrees here in northern Nevada for the last few weeks and I thought I was getting old and wimpy because I could only work about twenty or thirty minutes at a time, chopping brush and picking rocks, before I needed a twenty minute break and a quart of cold water to revive me. Maybe I am more normal (whatever that is) than I think. The other day when it hit 102, I just threw in the towel for the day.






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 07-03-2002, 20:17 Post: 40035
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Went shopping for, of all things, shade trees yesterday. It was 95 degrees F. I thought I was tougher than the heat. I carried 3 trees up from the yard to the retail counter. Each one weighed about 75 lbs. By the time I got there with the third one I had to sit down to rest, then I needed to lay down to keep from falling down. Fortunately, some kind workers recognized the problem and got me some water. It just kind of sneaks up on you.

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 07-04-2002, 07:33 Post: 40045
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Yep, really miserable here even a 6-hour drive mostly North of Toronto. We spent most of it at out camp, where ironically the construction trailer has an air conditioner but the house doesn't. The dealer who sold us the trailer wouldn't include the air conditioner in his warranty. We weren't worried because we figured we'd never use the AC. Surprise surprise! We sought refuge for most of Sunday and Monday. I don't envy black crows taking their roadside meals along the blacktop. They've had their beaks hanging open all week.

Yes, plenty of water. I remember hearing of a person seemingly obsessed with keeping his tractor and himself going through long days and serious heat/humidity. He sought and received ‘net-advice’ on 'electrolyte type drinks'. I heard he ended up in hospital. In absence of medical advice, plain water is best. Water and siestas are even better.






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 07-04-2002, 07:38 Post: 40046
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The heat wave here has been much the same, pretty much 90's every day and very little cooling at night. I have a difficult time just sitting around, so my personality is now having an arguement with my body as to what to do today. If only I could get those trees trimmed that never stopped growing due to our lack of a winter here! I will probably end up just mowing with the tractor between dips in the pool. Of course, if company should stop today due to the holiday, that would give my type A personality a valid reason to kick back!






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 07-04-2002, 09:37 Post: 40047
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I've been waiting all winter for this. I would rather sweat than freeze any day
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 07-04-2002, 13:45 Post: 40050
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Believe me, I am not complaining about the weather. When my age approached 50 years, my outlook changed. I figure every day my feet hit the floor in the morning is a great day rain, shine, snow and anything in between.






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Well having moved from the north to the south I can say you do acclimatize a little to the heat. The bad news is that you loose your ability to with stand the cold.
My blood used to run like SAE 40 when I lived near Alaska, now it is like water.
It has been in the 90's here for weeks. Was commenting the other day that it was a little cooler to my helper, 88 and 100% humidity.
Well back to 95 tomorrow.






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 07-05-2002, 05:27 Post: 40055
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A good share of my parents brothers and sisters have moved south over the years. As they aged, very few would venture up north to visit except in the dead of summer for the same reason you mention. They all claimed they could not take the cold. I can feel the difference (real or imagined) as our seasons change. A day in February that hits 50 degrees and we are outside without our jackets exclaiming how nice it is. Put that same day in July and everyone reaches for a sweatshirt and shivers. A half hour ago, I went through the house closing windows due to the "cold" breeze coming in this morning. It's probably seventy degrees, but after a week of 90's day and night it seems cold.






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