If you work outdoors in hot weather or indoors with no cooling system, it comes with the territory that you may sometimes feel hot and uncomfortable. While being hot may sometimes be unavoidable, if you get too overheated and dehydrated, it could be downright dangerous. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself from heat-related illnesses, and that’s what this training session is all about.
Why “Working in Hot Conditions—Spanish” Matters:
The human body is designed to operate within a fairly narrow temperature range. If body temperature goes too high, a worker will get sick.
Heat exhaustion is a risk if you’re physically active when it’s hot. You’ll probably get dizzy and sweaty, but it’s not likely to be life-threatening.
Heat stroke is much more serious. It is also a hazard when you’re physically active in hot conditions. Heat stroke can raise your body temperature so high that you become unconscious.
Even worse, too much exposure to these conditions can put so much strain on your heart and blood vessels that you risk heart failure or stroke.
- Understand how hot conditions affect your body
- Recognize symptoms of heat illness
- Take precautions to reduce the risk of heat illness