OSHA warns about three types of heat stress; Heat Illness, Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke.
Possible dangers that can attribute to heat stress are dehydration, alcohol consumption and overdressing (wearing clothes that do not allow sweat to evaporate).
Some 100 people die each year from heat related fatalities. OSHA warns that heat stess is a major cause of their focus four hazards: Falls, Caught-In or Between, Struck-By and Electrocution.
Limit time spend working or exercising in heat until you’re conditiioned to it. People who are not used to hot weather are especially susceptible to heat-related illness. Remember, it can take several weeks for your body to adjust to hot weather.
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