Heat Illness Prevention
Heat Illness General Education
There are a range of heat illnesses that can affect anyone, regardless of age or physical condition.
Heat-related illnesses can be prevented. Prevention requires employers and workers to recognize heat hazards.
First Aid and Emergency Response
Employers and workers should become familiar with the symptoms of heat illness. When any of these symptoms are present, promptly provide first aid.
Heat exposure can be dangerous. Signs of a medical emergency: Abnormal thinking or behavior, Slurred speech, Seizures, Loss of consciousness. Take these actions: 1. Call 911 immediately. 2. Cool the worker right away with water or ice. 3. Stay with the worker until help arrives.
Read real-life examples of industries where workers have suffered heat-related illnesses and see the lessons learned.