Workplace Heat Illness Prevention. SU Office of Environmental Health & Safety Occupational Health & Safety Program x3-0448 6/11. Outline. Outline Heat illness Risk factors How the body handles heat Types of heat illness Prevention of heat illness Emergency response procedures
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SU Office of Environmental Health & SafetyOccupational Health & Safety Programx3-04486/11
Prior to work in warm weather, supervisors and employees shall be trained on the following:
The department’s heat illness prevention procedures
Environmental and personal risk factors for heat illness
The importance of consuming water throughout the work shift
The importance of acclimatization
Common signs/symptoms of heat illness
The importance of reporting sign/symptoms of heat illness to the supervisor
Emergency response procedures
* Recommend checking w/ personal physician about heat illness risk
Treat as a medical emergency! Can be life threatening.
For any of the previously mentioned symptoms:
* Note: high humidity drives up the heat load
Contact EH&S at 723-0448 if you have any questions.