What are the Proper Preparations When Working in Hot Environments
This 2 minutes safety training video covers: What is the importance of working in good shape in hot environments, precautions when working outside under the sun, what type of clothing is the best to wear, how long does it take for the body to adjust to hot work environments.
It is very important that you recognize the potential dangers of heat in your work area through a combination of proper training, control measures, safe work practices and common sense. You can acquire the tools necessary to prevent heat stress. The best way to avoid heat stress is prevention by taking control measure. It usually takes 5 to 6 days to become fully acclimated. However, it can only take a few days away from heat to loss acclimation. If you work direct to sunlight wear the proper head coverings, keeping the head cool is important in maintaining core temperature. Wear light colored, lightweight, loose fitting clothing and avoid extra layers if possible. Breathable materials such as cotton to allow sweat to evaporate of the skin.