From Safety Outlook
Now that we’re in the peak of summer, workers all across the country are trying to balance the impacts of weather with productivity demands. Oppressive summer heat is a fact of life in most of the United States, but it is not something that should be taken lightly. The dangers associated with heat can be hard to detect, and go far beyond discomfort. To keep you and your workers safe this summer, here are a few tips to beat the heat.
Recognize the Risks
The body displays a variety of signs and symptoms when subjected to the heat and humidity of our environment, some of which can reveal heat illness. It is important to understand the causes, signs and symptoms as well as prevention methods and common treatments of heat illness. It is also crucial to recognize the progressive stages of heat illness from heat rash and heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke – the last of which requires immediate attention and can be deadly.