Heat Wave

Resources for Working in the Heat

Working in hot conditions is taxing on the body. Be prepared to take care of yourself and others when you work outdoors in summer.

Heat Safety Fact Sheet (PDF) (OSHA publication)
Heat Safety Fact Sheet (PDF) – Spanish version (OSHA publication in Spanish)

Understanding heat audio files (Kansas State University)

Heat Cautions for Animals

Horse in barn
General advice provided to locals by Illinois Extension:  “…for production animals we caution that they be given plenty of fresh water, shade and ventilation. If a four-legged farm animal refuses to eat, is salivating excessively, exhibits labored breathing or has convulsions the vet should be called and the animal bathed in cool water starting at the ribs and working the way down the legs.”   (Rick Atterbery)

Farm animal resources