heat exhaustion...solo... fourth of July Friday

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by getdown, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Even worse are those energy drinks. I shake my head when I see guys loading up on those at the store in the morning. They make me nauseous. I even cut back to half a cup of coffee in the summer.
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  2. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    Getdown how old are you?

    How much water do you drink a day?

    I have a bunch of pint cream bottles. I do not like to drink water. So my method is to drink one bottle for every lawn that I do. It allows me to see how much water I am drinking as the day goes on.

    Also every time I bring a tool back to the trailer I have a drink. Put back the edger I have a drink. Put back the line trimmer another drink. put back the 21" mower, drink, done with the 36", drink, done blower, drink.

    Water still in the bottle I work that bottle till it is empty by the time I get to my next job.
     
  3. GatorGardener

    GatorGardener LawnSite Member
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    Just had a guy an hour ago go home early sick from the heat.
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  4. 360lawncare

    360lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    It's definitely been a hot week that's for sure!
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  5. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's hot used to it though from welding outside is nothing. Everyone needs to keep hydrated all day don't over drink either not good.

    I about broke my dang neck yesterday pushing to get jobs done worked till 7:30 may be working Sat. if not done tomorrow should be though. I was going under a big limb and raised my head to early wham heard crunch in my neck about loosened up after working today.
     
  6. TwoGuyswithMowers

    TwoGuyswithMowers LawnSite Member
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    Last weekend when I was mowing I was burning up but kept getting these weird chills. I wasn't sure why it was happening but maybe that was it.
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  7. southerntide

    southerntide LawnSite Fanatic
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    Seen people drop when that happens count yourself lucky :nono:
     
  8. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    start drinking early in the morning, if you get thirsty your already dehydrated...get a camelback hydration system and drink at regular intervals....
    -get a towel and soak your head under it every so often...
    --loose fitting clothing, big hat and be sure to eat breakfast....sunscreen!!!
     
  9. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Avoid chugging and overly chilled drinks. Like everything avoid extremes. Even going from the heat into the AC of the truck can cause dangerous reactions.
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  10. getdown

    getdown LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
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    Yeah. Going into the truck with the ac made it worse. I'm 27 years old...I drink about 2,gallons of water during the work day and a few bottles of Gatorade. It was very scary. I still feel "fluttery". Now I'm unable to find my trailer keys...think they may have fallen out of my pocket when I was laying down...
     

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