Heat Stress Awareness And Prevention - Summertime means longer days, warm nights, fishing, baseball, and picnics. The risk of becoming ill or even dying of over-exposure from the effects of heat becomes greater. Every year, too many workers are hospitalized or die from heat-related illness. There have been reports of amateur and professional athletes who have died by the effects of heat illness. Employees working in hot environments can also suffer from heat illness.
Topics covered in this safety video include: skin, hypothalamus, sweating, relative humidity, age, degree of acclimatization, health, water, alcohol and caffeine consumption, use of prescription medications, types of heat illness including heat cramps, treatment for heat cramps symptoms, heat exhaustion, treatment for heat exhaustion symptoms, heat stroke, preventing heat illness,acclimatization, training, supervisory responsibilities, weather, shade, fluids, emergency procedures.
Runtime: 17 Min.
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