Safety & Training Short: Heat Stress Prevention - Heat IllnessJuly 12, 2021Objective: To reinforce awareness of dangerous heat illnesses, including symptoms, treatment procedures, and safety precautions.
When the body is unable to cool off by sweating, heat-induced illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke can occur. These illnesses are very serious, and can sometimes result in death.
High temperatures, humidity, direct sun or heat, limited air movement, physical exertion, poor physical condition, some medications, and inadequate tolerance for hot workplaces or areas can all contribute to heat stress.
To control this hazard, take precautions, be able to recognize the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and know what to do in the event of a heat-related illness.
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