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How to Safely Deal with Heat Related Illnesses

This 1 minute safety training video covers: How does heat related illness occurs, how does heat stroke occurs, how to properly treat someone suffering from heat stroke, and how to keep your body from overheating.This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 16 minute full length version.

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When an employee is injured or becomes ill, their coworkers will usually be the first ones "on the scene" and have the opportunity to provide some initial treatment. In these situations, they need to be able to recognize common injuries and illnesses and understand how to treat them.

Atlantic’s training program on "First Aid" discuss what employees should do and not do when someone is sick or injured, and how to determine when they should call for emergency assistance.

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Video Transcript

When the temperature or the humidity begins to climb,so as the chance of heat related injury or illness, it could be anything from heat exhaustion,to heat cramps, even heat stroke. Heat stoke occurs when we get so hot that we burn out our body’s temperature control systems so we are unable to cool down normally by sweating. If you think someone is suffering from heat stroke get the person out of the heat if possible, soak them in cool water not too cold though.You can also use cold packs and a fan if they’re available. raise the victim’s feet to make it easier for their blood to circulate.Call emergency medical services immediately. If it isn’t treated, heat stroke can cause brain damage even death in a matter of minutes. Stay with him until emergency help arrives.