Safety Guidelines When Working in Hot Environments

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: How the body regulates heat, what regulates your body temperature, why does sweat lower body temperature, how blood works in our body, how to maintain proper fluid levels in our body, how to avoid dehydration in the workplace, how does alcohol affect your body after, what are the adverse effects of medicine. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 13 minutes full length version.

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Atlantic Training's Heat Stress Training DVD program reviews how heat affects the body, the steps employees can take to prevent heat stress, and elementary first aid that can be given to a worker who has been affected by a heat-related illness. Topics covered in these products include:

Heat Stress Training DVD Covers:

  • Safety Guidelines When Working in Hot Environments
  • Situations leading to heat-related illnesses.
  • Heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • Other heat-related illnesses.
  • Preparing to work in hot environments.
  • Engineering controls.
  • Treating heat-related illnesses.
  • and more.
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Video Transcript

The best way to minimize this potential safety and health problems is to understand the physical stresses place on your body by the hot environment. To recognize the symptoms of heat stress disorders and to take the proper precautions to lessen or eliminate these stresses. As the blood circulates through your body it absorbs the heat generated by muscles and operating organs, blood is then pump in the surface of the skin where it is cool by the body temperature. If this process is not sufficient to keep your body of its ideal operating temperature, the brain signals the sweat glands that pour out sweat. As the sweat evaporates the skin is cooled which in turn lowers the temperature of the blood.