The medical dangers posed by Texas summers are considerable. Though it can be fun and bright, a Texas summer can also be hazardous to health. With highs in August averaging between 93°F to 101°F combined with heavy, unpredictable rainfall and stifling humidity, there are many challanges Texans must face from a medical standpoint.
Your Business Can Also Feel The Texas Heat
Likewise, weather conditions impact Texas businesses in a variety of ways. Here are some dangers that Texas summers present and how Wilkins Linen and Dust Control Service can help:
Heatstroke and Heat Exhaustion
Heatstroke and heat exhaustion commonly occur during the Texas summer months. In fact, heat exhaustion can occur within 10 minutes of being outside. To protect yourself, make sure you know the warning signs of each condition.
Heat exhaustion symptoms include feeling faint or dizzy, excessive sweating, clammy skin, nausea or vomiting, a weak pulse, and muscle cramps. Heatstroke symptoms include a throbbing headache, no sweating, a body temperature above 103°, hot skin, nausea or vomiting, a strong pulse, and loss of consciousness.
As a business owner, you should check in on your employees consistently. This is especially important if they have to do any work outdoors (for example, a waiter working outdoor seating at a restaurant). Encourage employees to speak up if they aren’t feeling well so you can address any issues promptly.
Make sure your employee uniforms aren’t too heavy. They should be light and breathable so your staff can stay cool and comfortable.
Rain and Wet Floors
Summer rain can be brutal, but how does that impact your business? When customers seek shelter in your facility, they bring in the rain with them. Water gets on your floors and dirt and mud get tracked in. Unfortunately, this increases the risk of slip and fall accidents.
Slips and falls are common but, when combined with poor weather conditions, the risks increase exponentially. Slips and falls account for over 1 million hospital visits per year. They’re also the leading cause of lost days from work.
You can’t control the weather, so what do you do? Invest in the right flooring tools like high-quality floor mats, dust and wet mops, and durable towels.
Wilkins Linen is Your Reliable Partner For Every Season
Wilkins Linen knows a thing or two about Texas summers. We’ve been servicing the Greater Houston, East Texas, and Bryan-College Station area since 1952. We understand that people get hot and floors get wet, and you need high-quality tools to overcome these challenges.
We offer a wide range of services for Texas medical and hospitality businesses. Our uniform selections are made of durable yet comfortable fabrics, designed for flexibility and breathability. We also offer floor mats, mops, and towels to combat dirty floors. We’ll maintain these products for you so you can focus less on your inventory and more on your business, patients, and customers.
Contact Wilkins Linen Today!
Wilkins Linen is your all-in-one provider to help you combat the dangers of Texas summers. For more information on all of our products and services, contact us today at 1(866) WILKINS or contact us here.