Prevent Heat Stress

Prevent Heat Stress

The term “heat stress” refers to a group of heat-related illnesses that include heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, which can be fatal.

 

The following precautions can be taken to prevent heat-related illnesses:

  • Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle during hot weather.
  • Drink plenty of fluids before working in a hot environment, and replenish lost fluids during rest breaks.
  • Plan strenuous outdoor activity for early or late in the day when it is cooler.
  • Take frequent rest breaks.
  • If you are taking medications, be especially careful about heat exposure. Some medications can make you more vulnerable to heat.

 

Safety: You get out of it what you put into it.

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