Jul 5, 2018

Heatstroke awareness

To all organizations:

Heatstroke is a medical emergency which can lead to death if the appropriate measures are not taken in time. In recent years, heatstroke has been the cause of death in incidents at universities around Japan. The University asks the organizations to check the Japan Weather Association and the Red Cross websites and take measures to prevent the possibility of heatstroke accidents occurring within your organization. The University asks all organizations to be careful and inform all of their members of the dangers of heatstroke because heatstroke can happen not only to members of sports organizations but also when members of cultural and arts clubs and circles are practicing or when academic research and social service clubs and circles are doing their activities.

Here are some particularly important prevention methods taken from the link below.
https://www.netsuzero.jp/en/heatstroke.html
http://www.jrc.or.jp/activity/study/safety/fever/index.html(only Japanese)

  1. Make sure that you drink water frequently
  2. Make sure that you absorb a reasonable amount of sodium
  3. Be aware of the temperature and the humidity all the time
  4. Make sure you wear the right clothes
  5. Shield yourself from strong sunlight
  6. Take frequent breaks

In addition to understanding the prevention methods above, immediately stop what you are doing if you feel sick. All the members of your organization should understand the information provided on the websites mentioned above to be able to provide appropriate emergency treatment if a member of your organization shows signs of heatstroke. Also, when your organization is planning a student activity, please enroll in sports insurance as well as any other insurance appropriate for the event.

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