What are the Effects of Heat on Our Body

This 1 minute safety training video covers: How our body produces heat, what are the effects of high body temperature, how to fight off body heat stress. 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:

  • What are the Effects of Heat in our Body
  • 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.
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 13 minutes preview.

Video Transcript

Everyone knows that working in a hot environment is uncomfortable but being uncomfortable is not the major problem. Workers were required to work in a hot environment face additional but avoidable hazards that go beyond merely being uncomfortable. Generally speaking, there’s a higher frequency of accidents in hot environments than in moderate conditions. Working in a hot environment lowers the mental alertness and physical performance of an individual, increase body temperature and physical discomforts, promote irritability, anger and other emotional state which can cause workers to overlook safety procedures or to divert the tension from hazardous tasks.