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.
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 program discuss the hazards of getting overheated, how employees can avoid heat-related illnesses and what they should do if a coworker suffers from heat stress.
All of the products... the new "Micro-Learning" and full-length online courses as well as the DVDs and interactive CD courses... discuss topics that are integral to employees" understanding of these issues.
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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.