heat illness

Beat the heat with water, rest and shade

Jun 27, 2012

The Indiana Department of Labor is reminding Hoosiers that heat-related illness is 100% preventable.

With temperatures well above average and near record highs the next few days, experts say over-exerting yourself, even a little bit, can cause problems.

The state department of labor finds this is especially true for those working outside, and can be a matter of life and death.

Officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommend drinking about a cup of water every 15 to 20 minutes to replenish any fluids you lose during work.