While being hot may sometimes be unavoidable, if you get too overheated and dehydrated, it could be downright dangerous. During the session, we’ll discuss how working in hot conditions can be hazardous to your health and safety, different types of heat-related illnesses you should be aware of, and what you can do to protect yourself if you work in hot conditions.
Why “Working in Hot Conditions (Multimedia)” Matters:
- Workers die from heatstroke every year—and every death is preventable.
- There are certain situations where you could face a higher risk of heat illness.
- Some people may be more at risk than others for being injured from too much heat.
- Working in hot conditions is about more than just being uncomfortable and sweaty—if you get too hot, it can be dangerous to your health and safety.
- Make sure you understand what can go wrong and how to recognize if your body is getting too hot. Remember that there are many things that can add to you getting too hot.
- Be smart when working outdoors—take rests, find shade, and drink plenty of water.