Summer officially begins on June 21, so we have to prepare for hot weather in
many areas of the country. During this time of year, it is especially important
to pay attention to heat stress and other dangers posed by the summer sun.
When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, several heat-induced
illnesses such as heat stress or heat exhaustion and the more severe heat
stroke can occur, and can result in death.
Factors Leading to Heat Stress
High temperature and humidity; direct sun or heat; limited air movement;
physical exertion; poor physical condition; some medicines; and inadequate
tolerance for hot workplaces.
Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion
Symptoms of Heat Stroke
Preventing Heat Stress
What to Do for Heat-Related Illness
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