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Heat Illness Prevention

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Excessive heat exposure on the job site is unsafe. Heat related illness not only makes you feel terrible, it can also harm your health, hurt job performance, increase injury potential and even cause death.

Symptoms of heat exhaustion include: nausea, fatigue, headaches, wet clammy skin

Prevention Tips to Avoid Heat Related Illness in the Workplace:

  • Increase the frequency and duration of rest breaks
  • Drink 5-7 ounces of cool water every 15-20 minutes to keep hydrated
  • Cool off under a tree, fan, or an air conditioned room
  • Perform the more strenuous tasks during cooler times of the day
  • Work in the shade when possible Wear cotton / loose clothing which allows moisture to evaporate quickly

Click here for a FAQ about Extreme Heat to distribute to your employees

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