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7 Ways to Beat the Heat - Hot Weather Hazards - Preventing Illness & Deaths in Hot Environments

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Published on Jun 4, 2014

Every year, huge numbers of people fall ill while working or performing other activities in hot environments. In the U.S. alone, hundreds die annually from heat-related illnesses.

Almost everyone can be exposed to heat on jobs, outdoors or in hot indoor environments. Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities have a high potential for causing heat-related illness.

Occupational exposures in the workplace are common, but exposures off-the-job far outnumber workplace incidents.

In addition, heart attacks, respiratory failure, fainting, falling and many other major injuries and illnesses can be traced to hot environment exposures.

Preventing illnesses, injuries and deaths from activities in hot environments requires awareness of the environmental factors - but more important - it requires that people become aware of the physical
clues their bodies provide when they are in danger of overexertion in a hot environment.

This short video describes 7 ways to prevent heat exhaustion, heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses, injuries and deaths.

Understand and apply these 7 guidelines, and share them with your employers, employees, co-workers and family members. You may just save someone's life.

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Hazards of Summer Heat: http://www.ccohs.ca/headlines/text185...

Occupational Heat Exposure: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatstress/

Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness...

Heat Stress & Workers: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heats...

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