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What are the Heat-Related Illnesses

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: What is heat cramp, what are the causes of heat cramps, what are the symptoms of heat cramps, what are the symptoms of heat exhaustion, how to treat heat exhaustion, what is the most severe form of heat illness, what is the symptoms of heat stroke, how to properly treat heat stroke. 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 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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Video Transcript

Heat cramps are painful spasms of the muscles that occur among those who sweat profusely in heat, drink large quantities of water but do not adequately replace body’s salt loss. Shortly thereafter, the low salt level in the muscle causes painful cramps, the cramps often occur in the muscles principally used during work arms, legs and abdomen. Sometimes severe abdominal heat cramps are mistaken for appendicitis. Heat exhaustion includes several clinical disorders having symptoms which may resemble the early symptom of heat stroke. Heat exhaustion is cause by the loss of large amount of fluid by sweating sometimes with excessive loss of salt. A worker suffering from heat exhaustion still sweat but experiencing extreme weakness or fatigue, dizziness, nausea or headache, in more serious cases the victim may vomit or lose consciousness. Heat stroke is a medical emergency, it occurs when the body’s thermal regulation fails and sweating become inadequate.