The Importance of Hydration
Whether you’re working outside in the heat, or indoors in a hot environment, you need more than the recommended 30 to 50 ounces of liquid per day. Any time of year dehydration can strike and cause heat-related illnesses, so it’s important to be in tune with your body and stay hydrated while you work.
Drink Water to Avoid Dehydration
When workers are properly hydrated it helps them regulate their body temperature, lubricates their joints, and keeps them more focused and aware of their surroundings.
While water is the recommended drink to stay hydrated, juices and other beverages can supplement your water intake. Workers should avoid sugary drinks and limit their caffeine intake. OSHA recommends water as a part of the three things employers should provide to protect against dehydration.