Not only can working in extremely hot conditions be uncomfortable but it can also be hazardous if you don’t take the right safety precautions. It is important to know how to protect both health and safety when working in hot conditions. The main objectives of this online safety training course are to teach employees how to safely work in extreme heat and reduce the risk of heat-related illness.
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.
- Working in hot conditions can affect your health and safety.
- Make sure you understand the risks and the precautions you have to take to prevent problems.
- Know the symptoms of heat-related illness and the appropriate first aid response for different degrees of heat stress.
- Use all available measures to reduce heat stress and keep safe and healthy when working in hot conditions.