HEAT STRESS: Symptoms & Prevention
Heat Illness, commonly called Heat Stress, is one of the most serious worker issues in the summer months. It is also one of the most preventable. With a few quick safety tips you can avoid this dangerous safety hazard.
Watch a 1 minute Heat Illness Prevention video on ways to protect you and your team from heat illness.
WHAT EMPLOYERS CAN DO
Be prepared for the dangers of working in heat. Dozens of workers die every year do to working in heat. Thousands become ill from working in the heat.
Gradually allow workers to build their tollerance to working in the heat. Whether they are new, temporary or seasoned worker.
Heat illness can affect anyone no matter how old you are or what shape you are in.
- Heavy Sweating
- Body Temperature greater than 104° F
HOW TO PREVENT HEAT STRESS
3 Simple Steps
Water > Rest > Shade
Keep a lookout on each other, you may just save someone from this serious illness. These precautions can mean the difference between life and death!