It’s that time of the year when days are long and demanding. Sleep can often be at a minimum, and this can result in sleepiness, feeling lethargic (both physically and mentally), moodiness and irritability. Fatigue can impair thinking, reflexes, work effectiveness and decision making. The number one remedy is sleep! If you are experiencing trouble sleeping try to set up a regular schedule in a cool, dark area with low stimulus prior to going to bed.
When working, ensure that you take regular breaks, move and stay hydrated. Lower the temperature in the cabin if working (particularly on warm days) and plan a power nap where possible to catch up on sleep.
We have recently seen cases of heat stress. As the Aussie summer sun sets upon us, prolonged periods of hot and sunny weather conditions increase the risk of heatstroke.
Farmers and agricultural workers are vulnerable to the effects of heat stress. Often working alone in isolation - it is important they know the signs of heatstroke as it is a life threatening emergency and one that can be avoided by following simple prevention measures.
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Each Wednesday we feature a Farmer Health fact sheet from www.farmerhealth.org.au on Facebook and Twitter. These fact sheets are a useful resource to keep you on top of your game! You asked for a quick recap so here it is!