By notmysistersbf - 20/04/2015 02:39 - Canada - Summerland
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It can actually get to +40C where I am in Canada. Not to mention we have crazy humidity that make you feel like you can't breathe. We once had a guy from Africa come stay with us for a week in the summer and he said he was dying and couldn't handle how "hot" our summers were. No joke. He couldn't wait to get back home. The humidity here makes everything so much worse. Our weather is so weird, we can go from -40C in the winters to +40C in the summers. Not fun!
Well, at least she's trying to help, but calling your boss to do that was a little bit of a line cross. Anyways, I'd just talk to her about it, OP, no worries.
If he's never had it before it might not have occurred to him at the time. I'm sure now he is aware of the problem he will take the appropriate action. This doesn't mean he isn't responsible. At any job you need to be aware of the problem to take any action. To be called irresponsible because you are unaware of a problem is ridiculous.
It's possible wherever OP works doesn't allow them to wear hats except in certain circumstances because the workplace has a dress code. Where I work, for instance, doesn't allow you to wear knit caps or hats unless you work outside. It would be nice if they let us wear the knit hats in winter since we can't wear jackets on the sales floor and the heaters almost always don't work properly.
Curious, does anyone know how many people have developed a heat illness from contact with sun indoors? Could be possible if you work by a window I guess. My thoughts were that people would know this. Like when you order a take away hot coffee. I don't need the lid to say caution contents hot. I know it is hot, it is a hot coffee, I just ordered it. If that makes my thoughts easier to understand.
It is a preventable condition. I work a lot of the time outdoors in the far northern parts of Australia. High levels of heat and at times humidity. No heat injuries here or to any member of my team. Why you may ask......because we protect ourselves against the sun and the heat it brings.
So did you finally listen to both your mom and your boss? You could actually get fired for safety practices at work and if your subject to heatstroke there better that you start wearing your hat dude
the first time I got heat stroke I was wearing a hat and keeping hydrated however it didn't help that I had food poisoning as well which was pushing fluids out of me as fast as I was putting them in which was fast the 2nd time my company didn't have hats with them and you are technically suppose to wear a company hat and this time since I saw the hats I asked for one pretty much as soon as I got there I am a level 3 first aider so I know what I'm suppose to do