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Heat Stress

Heat Stress

Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at risk of this occupational hazard. it can result in heatstroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses and injuries. Causes of this hazard and heat-related illness. There are many factors which can cause heat stress and heat-related illness, including: Dehydration – to keep healthy, our body temperature needs to stay around 37°C. The body cools itself by sweating, which normally accounts for 70 to 80 per cent of the body’s heat loss

The most common signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion include:
  • Confusion.
  • Dark-colored urine (a sign of dehydration)
  • Dizziness.
  • Fainting.
  • Fatigue.
  • Headache.
  • Muscle or abdominal cramps.
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Heat emergencies are health crises caused by exposure to hot weather and sun.Heat emergencies have three stagesheat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. All three stages of heat emergency are serious.
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