Extreme Hot Weather This Week: Stay Safe at Work

A heatwave is forecasted for the Portland area this week, with temperatures in the triple digits. This weather means you may be at risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

You can protect yourself by:

  • Dressing for hot conditions in loose-fitting, light colored clothes
  • Drinking water every 15 minutes to stay hydrated
  • Taking frequent breaks in shady, cool or air-conditioned areas.

If you see someone who is experiencing headaches, dizziness and nausea (heat exhaustion) or dry, hot skin, confusion and convulsions (heat stroke), act quickly and get help. In case of emergency at PDX, call 503-460-4000. For non-emergencies, call 503-460-4747.

If you use TriMet to travel, keep an eye on their alerts page as temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit may cause delays. Read more about hot weather how it affects TriMet.

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