Spread the work load evenly over the day and incorporate work-rest cycles.
Provide enough water to keep people hydrated.
Postpone work tasks that are not essential.
If a cooler area is available, use it for rest breaks.
Schedule the most stressful tasks during the cooler parts of the day.
Avoid double shifts and overtime if possible.
Extend rest periods to minimize the increase in the body’s heat load.
As power returns after an outage, people at work may be at risk of electrical or traumatic injuries as power lines are reenergized and equipment is reactivated. It is recommended that employers and employees be aware of those risks and take protective steps if they are in contact with or in proximity to power lines, electrical components, and the moving parts of heavy machinery.
Abbreviation for peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor.
1. Postpartum depression. 2. Purified protein derivative (the PPD skin test for tuberculosis).
- PPMA (post-polio muscular atrophy)
Late muscle wasting that occurs as part of the post-polio syndrome (PPS), a constellation of symptoms and signs that appear belatedly, from 20 to 40 years, after the initial polio infection and at least 10 years after what was once thought to be the “recovery” from polio. PPS is no small problem. It is estimated […]
- PPS (post-polio syndrome)
A constellation of symptoms and signs that appear from 20 to 40 years after the initial polio infection, and at least 10 years after what was thought to be recovery from polio It is estimated that 1.63 million Americans were struck by polio in the epidemics of the 1940’s, 50’s, and early 60’s, and that […]
- Practice, family
The medical specialty which provides continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family. It is the specialty in breadth which integrates the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences. The scope of family practice encompasses all ages, both sexes, each organ system, and every disease entity. (From the American Academy of Family Physicians)