Dooling Computer Lab Closed 7/11 to 7/27

Please be advised that on Thursday 7/11/11 through Wednesday night 7/27/11 the Dooling Hall Basement Computer Lab Room 14C will be closed for the week for renovations.  You may use the classroom next door to the lab or the computers in the University Center lounge for any of your computer lab needs.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Questions? Denise Shive at ext. 1240.

Extreme Heat Warning & Precautions

EXTREME HEAT WARNING:

It is especially important for Facilities personnel, vendors, athletes, DAWGS, and conferees on Campus to be aware of the hazards in the coming conditions. Employees outdoors should not be working outside for longer than a 20 minute period without alternating to 40 minutes or longer of light work inside. Only essential outdoor work should be scheduled. Supervisors should REQUIRE personnel to drink water (see guidelines below). Young people frequently underestimate their need to consume water during extreme heat conditions. Note the symptoms of various heat disorders below. Heat can quickly kill.

The U.S. Army recommends 1 quart of water per hour in temperatures greater than 90 degrees, assuming significant exposure to heat. Hourly intake should not exceed 1.5 quarts and daily intake should not exceed 12 quarts. You can teach your folks to self-monitor. Rather than worrying about quartage, use the guide that the clearer the urine, the more hydrated the individual; darker urine indicates the individual is not drinking enough water or is becoming dehydrated.

NOAA/NWS WARNS AS FOLLOWS:

A significant heat wave will impact the region starting Thursday, July 21st. The ‘hottest’ day looks like it will be Friday, July 22nd. There is some uncertainty regarding high temperatures on Saturday July 23rd& Sunday July 24th, as a cold front may approach the region. Heat index values (a measure of the combination of temperature & humidity) will approach a maximum of 105 on Thursday, and 110 on Friday. The highest values will be experienced in highly urbanized areas. Overnight low temperatures may not drop below 80 in highly urbanized areas. Maximum heat index values may again exceed 105 on Saturday & Sunday.

ADULT HEAT WAVE SAFETY TIPS:

  • Slow down. Reduce, eliminate or rescheduled strenuous activities until the coolest time of the day. Children, senior and anyone with health problems should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors.
  • Dress for summer. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight.
  • Put less fuel on your inner fires. Foods, like meat and other proteins that increase metabolic heat production also increase water loss.
  • Drink plenty of water or other non-alcohol or decaffeinated fluids. Your body needs water to keep cool. Drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty. Persons who have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease, are on fluid restrictive diets or have a problem with fluid retention should consult a physician before increasing their consumption of fluids. Do not drink alcoholic beverages and limited caffeinated beverages.
  • During excess heat period, spend more time in air-conditioned places. Air conditioning in homes and other buildings markedly reduces danger from the heat. If you cannot afford an air conditioner, go to a library, store or other location with air conditioning for part of the day.
  • Don’t get too much sun. Sunburn reduced your body’s ability to dissipate heat.
  • Do not take salt tablets unless specified by a physician.

HEAT DISORDER SYMPTOMS:

  • SUNBURN: Redness and pain. In severe cases swelling of skin, blisters, fever, headaches. First Aid: Ointments for mild cases if blisters appear and do not break. If breaking occurs, apply dry sterile dressing. Serious, extensive cases should be seen by physician.
  • HEAT CRAMPS: Painful spasms usually in the muscles of legs and abdomen. Heavy sweating. First Aid: Firm pressure on cramping muscles or gentle massage to relieve spasm. Give sips of water. If nausea occurs, discontinue water.
  • HEAT EXHAUSTION: Heavy sweating, weakness, skin cold, pale and clammy. Pulse thready. Normal temperature possible. Fainting and vomiting. First Aid: Get victim out of sun. Once inside, the person should lay down and loosen clothing. Apply cool, wet cloths. Fan or move victim to air conditioned room. Offer sips of water. If nausea occurs, discontinue water. If vomiting continues, seek immediate medical attention.
  • HEAT STROKE (or sunstroke): High body temperature (106° F or higher). Hot dry skin. Rapid and strong pulse. Possible unconsciousness. First Aid: HEAT STROKE IS A SEVERE MEDICAL EMERGENCY. SUMMON EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE OR GET THE VICTIM TO A HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY. DELAY CAN BE FATAL. White waiting for emergency assistance, move the victim to a cooler environment Reduce body temperature with cold bath or sponging. Use extreme caution. Remove clothing, use fans and air conditioners. If temperature rises, repeat the process. Do not give fluids. Persons on salt restrictive diets should consult a physician before increasing their salt intake.

Questions? mark.plaushin@desales.edu

It is with sadness but hope in the resurrection…

…that we announce the death of the mother of Jeff Lagamba, our Coordinator for Occupational Safety and Health. Mrs. Lucretia Lagamba passed away on June 17. Jeff has suggested that donations in her memory may be made to Sun Coast Hospice House, Brookside, 164 West Lake Road, Palm Harbor, Fl 34684. Condolences may be sent to Jeff at jeff.lagamba@desales.edu or through campus mail.

Dooling Hall Computer Lab Closed 7/11 to 7/27

On Thursday 7/11/11 through Wednesday night 7/27/11 the Dooling Hall Basement Computer Lab Room 14C will be closed for the week for renovations.  You may use the classroom next door to the lab or the computers in the University Center lounge for any of your computer lab needs.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Questions? Denise Shive at X1240.

Evening network outages possible through 7/15

The IT Department will be performing critical maintenance on our Internet link which will require down time.  The maintenance will take place at night between the hours of 11 p.m. and Midnight and could take place over multiple evenings.  The possible outage dates are now through Friday 7/15.  We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Questions? Paul Benner at Paul.Benner@desales.edu or x1231.