As the temperature touches new highs, so does the risk of heat stress and related illnesses and injuries. For example, sweaty palms may cause a construction worker to drop a tool or collapse from a heat stroke while doing some heavy-duty work, on a 100-degree day. Heat stroke kills many employees every year and most of these happen in the construction sector where workers are exposed to the Sun for long periods in hazardous environments.
Learning about signs of heat illness and possible first aid can help you protect yourself and your co-workers this Summer.
The easiest way to prevent a heat stroke is to simply take a break, drink some water and move to the shade, when you feel uncomfortable. Continuing working, when you are already experiencing heat stress, may quickly worsen your condition from heat exhaustion to heat stroke and that can prove fatal.
There are 4 stages of heat-related illness.
If you are fall sick, you not only suffer physically but also lose wages and may not be able to go to work. So, stay safe this summer.
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