What are the Proper Preparations When Working in Hot Environments

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: What is the importance of working in good shape in hot environments, precautions when working outside under the sun, what type of clothing is the best to wear, how long does it take for the body to adjust to hot work environments. 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.

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.

Topics covered in these products include:

  • What are the Proper Preparations When Working in Hot Environments
  • Heat and the body's cooling system.
  • Understanding heat-related illnesses.
  • Treating heat-related illnesses.
  • Preparing to work in hot environments.
  • Engineering controls.
  • and more.
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Video Transcript

It is very important that you recognize the potential dangers of heat in your work area through a combination of proper training, control measures, safe work practices and common sense. You can acquire the tools necessary to prevent heat stress. The best way to avoid heat stress is prevention by taking control measure. It usually takes 5 to 6 days to become fully acclimated. However, it can only take a few days away from heat to loss acclimation. If you work direct to sunlight wear the proper head coverings, keeping the head cool is important in maintaining core temperature. Wear light colored, lightweight, loose fitting clothing and avoid extra layers if possible. Breathable materials such as cotton to allow sweat to evaporate of the skin.