Summer 2021- Directives
During the summer, good preparation, the right equipment and avoiding certain actions can save lives.
Every year, summer fires consume thousands of hectares of natural woods and forests. Beyond damage to nature, there is also material damage and a real danger to human life. In order to prevent fires, the following safety rules must be observed:
• Ensure that existing extinguishers are in good condition and have easy access to them if necessary.
• Weed dry vegetation and dispose of garbage and debris around the house.
• Hazardous materials must be removed around buildings and warehouses, leaving a peripheral insulating strip with a radius of at least 11 meters.
• Do not light a fire on rainy and windy days!
• Do not leave a fire or a burning embers unattended!
• In case of fire, immediately evacuate the area, call the fire department on 102 and indicate the exact location of the fire.
- Most of the dangers to animals during the summer season are caused by poisonous snakes. To reduce the risk of an unpleasant encounter, avoid lifting stones, tree trunks, cans and other objects under which snakes and scorpions may hide.
- Be vigilant and avoid probing or opening hiding places and especially exploring in dark places.
- If you've seen a snake, don't try to kill it - stay away from it. If necessary, wait for it to go away and / or call a snake catcher.
- In case of a snake bite, call MDA 101 immediately.
Prevent sun damage
• The risk of skin cancer can be reduced by avoiding uncontrolled exposure to sunlight all year round, especially between 10 am and 4 pm, when the radiation intensity is at its highest.
Clothing - When working outdoors for a long time, cover the body as much as possible with full clothing (shirt with sleeves and pants).
• Wear a wide-brimmed hat that will protect the face, eyes, neck and back of the neck from direct sunlight.
• Wear sunglasses that filter the passage of ultraviolet rays.
• Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are harmful to the skin and are a major cause of the development of various types of skin cancer, including melanoma. Skin cancer is common in Israel, where solar radiation is strong and abundant and can affect people who are often outdoors.
• By respecting the recommendations of the Ministry of Health on this subject and the rules below, it is possible to reduce the damage caused by the sun's rays.
• Apply a sunscreen with a protection factor of 30 to 50 against UVA and UVB rays on areas of skin exposed to the sun about half an hour before exposure. It is advisable to use a water-resistant sunscreen, for effectiveness even in case of perspiration.
• Drink a lot (preferably water).
The mist contains allergens that irritate the respiratory tract which can cause damage to health - The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Environmental Protection recommend staying in places as closed as possible, and providing for short exposure to bad weather.
In the event of unusual weather conditions of air pollution, use a breathing mask, and stay indoors as much as possible.
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