Heat Stress

& Illness Prevention

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Heat Related Illness and Stress Prevention – Quick Tips

While the hazards of heat exposure are most commonly associated with the summer months, certain jobs such as foundry and boiler room work are hot regardless of the time of year. Heat and humidity combined with physical exertion can do more than just make employees uncomfortable. These variables can lead to a variety of heat-related illnesses, some of which can have grave consequences.

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Hot Weather Checklists – Planning Ahead and Daily

Use the following checklists to prepare for hot weather and to make sure all precautions are in place.

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6 Step Heat Stress Workplan

Heat and humidity, either courtesy of mother nature or from man-made equipment and environments are hard on workers. Working in hot environments can easily fatigue workers and quickly lead to serious heat-related illness if not properly managed. Use this 6 step heat stress workplan to ensure your employees safety in the heat.

Heat Stress by the Numbers

Three progressive stages of heat illness are heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat cramps, the first sign of heat illness, are muscle cramps. Heat exhaustion is a state of being dizzy, weak and nauseated because of dehydration and loss of body minerals through sweating. Heat exhaustion occurs when the body can no longer cool itself. This condition can quickly turn fatal as body temperature spikes.

2 Heat Stress Safety Talks:

1) The Dangers of Heat Stress

2) How to Avoid Heat Stress

Heat Stress Stats & Facts

Use these stats & facts at your next toolbox meeting to help your heat stress safety message stick.

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