| Thursday, June 23, 2016 |
heat illness on the job site is a must for worker safety in hot
are several types of heat illness the most serious two are Heat
Exhaustion and Heat Stroke. Heat related illness can be deadly. In
2014, 18 workers died from heat stroke and thousands suffered from
of Heat Exhaustion include:
of Heat Stroke include:
hot, dry skin
illness can be prevented by protecting workers from extreme heat
workers with water, rest, and shade
workers time to acclimatize (build tolerance to the heat)
for heat related emergencies
workers for signs of heat illness
workers on recognition and prevention of heat illnesses
to prevent heat related illness include
returning, or workers who have not previously worked in the heat
should start with a lighter work schedule until they build a
tolerance to working in the heat.
hydrated by drinking water at least every 15 min. It is also a good
idea to drink at least 500 ml prior to beginning work in the heat.
frequent rest breaks and rest in the shade to coll down.
a hat and light colored clothing
aware of and watch for signs of heat illness in yourself and your
Lack of physical fitness, age, sex, drug and alcohol use all increase
the risk of heat related illness.
remember stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay healthy.