With summer quickly approaching, it's time to think about the dangers that the season's high temperatures bring. Whether you work outdoors, or in hot indoor environments, it's important to protect yourself against the effects of the heat.
Prolonged and excessive exposure to heat can cause a range of heat-related illnesses, including heat rash, heat cramps, and heat exhaustion. Heat stroke is the most dangerous of all heat-related illnesses, and requires immediate medical attention. Left untreated, it could cause death.
Heat-related illnesses and deaths are preventable. Whether your workplace is indoors or out, there are basic steps to take to protect yourself and your colleagues:
As the temperatures rise, extra precautions should be taken:
Replacing electrolytes and minerals lost while sweating is also an essential part of fighting off the effects of heat stress. Providing your workers with electrolyte replacement drinks or tablets will help keep them hydrated, healthy, and safe.
Over exposure to high heat and humidity can be dangerous. With the proper precautions, heat-related illnesses can be prevented, and the health of your workers can be protected. If you have any questions about any of our heat stress products and how they can help you in your workplace, give our Technical Support Reps a call at 1-800-571-4646, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They'll be happy to help!