With summer fast approaching, it’s time to think about staying safe when you’re working in high temperatures. During hot temperatures, people become susceptible to a range of heat related medical issues, including dehydration, heat rash, heat cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion and even life-threatening heat stroke.
Heat illness occurs when the body cannot sufficiently cool itself. Factors that contribute to this include:
- amount of air movement
- radiant temperature of surroundings
- physical activity (metabolic heat load)
We created a simple, useful first aid guide to heat related illnesses for you to download and keep.
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