Hot weather safety

SCCA technical discussions and classing discussions.

Moderators: flogger, SilverYota, JimR, Thorox

Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 1204
Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:56 pm
Location: Rogers, AR

Hot weather safety

Post by JimR » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:04 am

Some reminders for hot weather events:
  • Start your day hydrated
    Drink water when you get up, and in the morning before it gets hot. Showing up dehydrated puts you behind the curve.
  • ...and stay hydrated
    Take drinks of water regularly, whether you are thirsty or not, standing in the sun or not.
  • Shade your head
    There is a lot of blood flowing to your head and neck. Wide-brimmed hats and cool, damp towel/wraps will help your comfort.
  • Bring (fresh) sunscreen
    If it's expired or more than a few years old, throw it out.
  • Re-apply sunscreen throughout the day
    Sunscreen doesn't work after it has been sweated off.
  • Make shade
    If you are not working course, seek umbrellas and ez-up shelters.
  • Cool your racecar's interior
    When not making runs, use window shades and towels over seats and steering wheels.
  • Report heat fatigue
    If you feel nausea, dizziness, headaches, or other trappings of heat exhaustion, let an event official know. Your health is more important that falling down during a work assignment.
This guy gets it:
Jim Rowland - Your friendly OMR volunteer at large
'92 Sentra SE-R / '15 FR-S / '04 Silverado HD

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests