Farming is hard work. Combine the physical labor with the heat of summer and you have a recipe for danger. Heat exhaustion and stroke are scary and can be deadly. Keep a close eye on everyone working on your farm and do what you can to prevent heat related issues.
- Hydration is key
- Take breaks in the shade often
- Wear light, loose fitting clothes
- Wear a wide brimmed hat (i.e. your baseball cap doesn’t count)
For more information about the dangers of heat, check out this piece from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.