Heat Advisory Safety Tips

Heat Advisory Safety Tips

Temperatures are expected to reach +30⁰C and possibly beyond this Friday, and tenants are reminded to stay safe and watch out for your neighbours during this extreme heat. Practice these important heat safety tips:

• Stay hydrated – drink plenty of water and have cool drinks in your vehicle;
• Take regular ‘cool-down’ breaks in shady locations;
• Dress for the weather by wearing loose fitting clothes, a brimmed hat (or hard hat) and UVA and UVB protected sunglasses;
• Use a broad spectrum sunscreen (one that has both UVA and UVB protection) with an SPF of at least 15;
• Plan your day and, if possible, allocate your most intensive tasks during cooler hours (before 11 a.m. or after 4 p.m.);
• Watch out for the signs of heat-related illness (i.e. nausea, headaches, etc.) in yourself and your neighbours and have a plan for what to do when you recognize them;
• Pre-existing conditions may be exacerbated by the heat – take extra care and precaution;
• Stay informed by monitoring the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada.



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Tenant Handbook

In Summer 2020 we compiled a new Printable PDF version of important information for tenants. You will find details on how to connect with CHC, guidance on the programs we provide, and advice on maintenance and management of your home. Keep a copy of the PDF on your device or print your own hardcopy. Download CHC Tenant Handbook 2020

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