Thinking About the Heat

In July, with pandemic restrictions easing or lifted, family and friends will get together, have reunions and go to the beach. Safety is key, and knowing emergency response procedures is crucial. Test yourself on tips we all should remember

1. When going outside with exposed skin, it is important to wear protective sunscreen with a minimum rating of ______ SPF, according to the FDA.

Correct Answer: 15

2. Sunscreen is not needed when you are outside on a cloudy day.

Correct Answer: False

3. Which of the following safety devices are required to be present on a boat?

Correct Answer: All of the above

4. In addition to using insect repellent that contains DEET, one of the best protections from mosquitoes is wearing long pants and a long-sleeved top.

Correct Answer: True

5. When cooking outside on the grill, hamburgers should be cooked to an internal temperature of ______°F for safe consumption.

Correct Answer: 160

6. Food served outside should be refrigerated immediately after serving, and should never be left out longer than ______ hour(s) in 90°F or hotter temperatures.

Correct Answer: 1

7. Heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are three heat-related health conditions that can have an adverse effect on individuals, with heat exhaustion being the most severe.

Correct Answer: False

8. When working outside in the summer, it is recommended to drink at least ______ of water every hour.

Correct Answer: 16 ounces/one pint

9. Drinking carbonated sodas and alcohol on hot days can lead to increased stress on your kidneys and result in dehydration.

Correct Answer: True

10. A loss of consciousness, inability to sweat and a throbbing headache are all symptoms of ______.

Correct Answer: Heat stroke