Outdoor Necessities

Onsite Drug & Alcohol TestingWhen working or camping in the great outdoors, it is necessary to remember that alcohol must be drunk in moderation, and that your water supply must quadruple your alcohol supply at any given moment. This is because alcohol is so dehydrating to the body that, if your water supply should run out, you can overheat outside very quickly. Even if there are rivers nearby, it is important to check if there is any water in the rivers, and to see if it is appropriate for drinking.

When outdoors, it is also necessary to carry lighting equipment with you, that is fire lighting equipment, because sometimes it is the only way to keep dangerous predators from coming any closer. With this technique, if you are ever stranded, you can make a fire to keep yourself warm, to signal for help, and to ward off any possible beasties which are looking to eat you.

Many people use their love of the outdoors to do barbecuing and grilling, turning their back yard or a piece of land which they own into a party, complete with a bonfire and plenty of booze. This is a great way to spend time with your family, but it is important to remember that if people become too intoxicated, the mixture of flame and alcohol could lead to a harmful or even deadly fire. In addition to this, since alcohol is so dehydrating, after the party, you may find yourself without a means of transportation and without water, which could end in over-dehydration of your body. This is especially true in warmer climates or during the summer, but even colder climates can lack water outdoors in certain areas, so it is important to always carry four times more water with you than alcohol in order to make sure that you do not endanger yourself. Heat exhaustion is extremely dangerous and can lead to fainting or respiratory difficulties.

As with anything, alcohol must be taken in moderation, and should be avoided altogether on the jobsite. To prevent this from happening in your workplace, use alcohol testing to make sure that your employees are not abusing at work. For more information concerning employee drug and alcohol screening, call Mediscreen today: (+61) 1300 79 70 40.

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