Topic Overview: Heat Illness

Safeguard Against the Risks Associated with Heat Illness

Hot weather conditions can make working environments quite dangerous. It’s vitally important for the employer and employees to take the necessary precautions to avoid heat illness. Essential measures include drinking plenty of fluids, getting ample rest and spending time in the shade, among others.

Symptoms of heat illness can vary from person to person, presenting at different times and in different ways. It’s critical for employees and supervisors to know the many signs of heat illness and understand their health implications; if left untreated, they can cause lasting damage.

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