Coping With Heat Stress. It is that time of year again when we have to worry about the heat and its affects. Working under hot and humid conditions places a lot of stress on the body which can result in minor or life threatening illnesses.
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It is that time of year again when we have to worry about the heat and its affects. Working under hot and humid conditions places a lot of stress on the body which can result in minor or life threatening illnesses.
Being aware of the various types of illnesses, symptoms and preventive steps will help you deal with the heat.
Less HazardousTemperature & Humidity Combined
Below is a diagram indicating the temperature and humidity level that you need to be careful of.
The best way to avoid heat stress and other heat disorders is to keep your body well hydrated. Drink a lot of water. Sports drinks should be used sparingly and in a ratio of five glasses of water for every glass of sports drink.
Periodically go to cool areas where your body can cool itself. If working in hot conditions, try to take a break to regain energy and to avoid overexposure to the sun.
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Protect yourself from the heat!