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June 13, 2012
When your body is unable to cool itself through perspiration, serious heat illnesses may occur. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are two examples. If actions are not taken to treat heat exhaustion, the illness could progress to heat stroke and ultimately death.
You can prevent these illnesses by:
- Learning the signs and symptoms of heat-induced illnesses and how to help yourself or a fellow employee who is exhibiting these signs.
- Drinking plenty of cool water during hot weather. Avoid caffeine or alcoholic beverages, as they make the body lose water.
- Wearing light, loose-fitting, breathable clothing, such as clothing made from cotton.
- Taking short, frequent breaks in areas away from the sun and heat.
Also, when outdoors, use at least SPF 50 sun screen.
Submitted by: Dave Teloh, safety director, human resources