Worksite Dehydration – THE SIGNS, THE RISKS … & THE SOLUTION

Worksite Dehydration - Pryme Australia Making The Workplace A Better Place

Worksite dehydration is a common condition in Australia, especially during the summer months when temperatures can soar above 40 degrees but is a health concern all year round. Workers who spend extended periods working outdoors are particularly vulnerable to dehydration, which can have serious consequences for their health, well-being, and can decrease their work performance and their cognitive function, resulting in other worksite accidents. Understanding the signs, risks, and solutions to dehydration can help workers stay safe and healthy while on the job.

THE SIGNS: Worksite Dehydration

The signs of dehydration include thirst, dry mouth and throat, dizziness, fatigue, headache, muscle weakness, and dark yellow urine. In severe cases, dehydration can lead to heat exhaustion or heatstroke, which can cause nausea, vomiting, confusion, seizures, and even coma.

THE RISKS: Worksite Dehydration

Dehydration can be particularly dangerous for workers who operate heavy machinery or engage in physically demanding tasks. It can impair cognitive and physical function, making it difficult for workers to perform their jobs safely. Workers who are dehydrated are also more likely to suffer from accidents and injuries.

THE SOLUTION

The most effective way to prevent dehydration is to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and replenishing your electrolyte levels throughout the day. Sqwincher provides an all-year-round solution for any work site. Workers should drink regularly, before work, during and after their shift, even if they don’t feel thirsty. They should also avoid caffeinated, energy drinks or alcoholic beverages, as these can increase dehydration. Sqwincher is not only perfect for your electrolyte needs but has been designed specifically for the worksite, from the single-use and easy-to-use convenience of the Qwik Stiks, to the worksite-wide solution of the Liquid Concentrate range. Sqwincher is hydration that works!

Dehydration is a serious risk for workers in Australia and New Zealand, especially during the summer months but is a major safety risk all year round. It is important for workers to understand the signs of dehydration, the risks associated with it, and how to prevent it. By taking the necessary precautions and staying hydrated, workers can stay safe and healthy on the job. Employers also play a crucial role in preventing dehydration by providing workers with the best hydration and health plans.

Secure a free worksite trial by contacting Pryme today and visit Safe Work Australia for more information on heat stress management.


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