Hot Enough For You? – Avoid Heat Illness and Injury – Safety Training Video

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Hot Enough For You? – Avoid Heat Illness and Injury – Safety Training Video

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When you combine high temperatures, high humidity and strenuous physical activity, you increase the chances of becoming dehydrated.

Another danger is from rising internal body temperatures, which can become dangerous at 100.4 degrees. As internal temperatures continue to rise, it can lead to heat rash, heat cramps, heat exhaustion or a more serious medical emergency known as heat stroke.

This short safety training video gives a brief education about heat illnesses and injuries, including an important section on how to avoid these common heat-induced dangers.

Anyone with a heart condition, those who are overweight, on certain medications, over 65 years of age, or those with high blood pressure are more susceptible to heat stress.

Watch for signs of dehydration, including fatigue, flushed skin, heat intolerance, dizziness, and dark colored urine. Take a break and cool off. Use cool compresses, headbands, neck bands, wet towels, and drink plenty of proper fluids like water.

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CCOHS: Maximum Temperature Limit for Working
http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/phys_agents/max_temp.html

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

CDC: HEAT STRESS
http://www.cdc.gov/NIOSH/TOPICS/HEATSTRESS/

Health & Safety Executive: Temperature
http://www.hse.gov.uk/temperature/

Comments

Harlan Wrenn says:

I love the safety videos.  How do I speak with you offline?

Harlan

Sports4Life123 says:

When I get hot, I just go inside and get a drink, cool off and then once I'm not really hot I go back out if I need to.

Greg Burrell says:

Great Video

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