How to Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses

This 1 minute safety training video covers: How engineering controls help reduce the possibility of heat illnesses, what are the different kinds of cooling system in the workplace, what are the most basic engineering controls, how to work safely around heat producing machinery. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 13 minutes full length version.

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Any time workers get hot and sweaty, they're feeling "heat stress". The hotter they get, the more likely heat stress is to affect their health. And if employees get overheated enough to develop heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke, the effect on them can be serious, even fatal.

Atlantic Training's Heat Stress Training DVD programdiscuss the hazards of getting overheated, how employees can avoid heat-related illnesses and what they should do if a coworker suffers from heat stress.

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Video Transcript

Many industries are attempted to reduce the hazards of heat stress by introducing engineering controls. Training workers in the recognition and prevention of heat stress and implementing work rest cycle. Work rest cycle give the body the opportunity to get rid of excess heat, slow down the production of internal body heat and provide greater flow to the skin. Providing a cool rest area adjacent to hot work environment will help reduce the stress of working in those environments. It is essential that water intake during the work day be about equal to the amount of sweat produced. You should drink about 5 to 7 ounces every 15 to 20 minutes to replenish the necessary body fluid. A variety of engineering controls can be used to minimize the exposure to heat, opening of windows and the used of exhaust fan can reduce heat and humidity in the work area.