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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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:

  • How to Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses
  • 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

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.