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Heat Stress Prevention

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Heat Stress Prevention

When work is carried out within areas with high temperatures, the hazards linked to the extreme temperatures cannot be ignored.

Due to historical experience and the 21st century medical technology there are several precautionary measures that can be implemented to avoid potential incidents like

This article will briefly discuss some of the preventative measures.

Education & Training

Studies have shown that workers who are educated on hydration and fluid intake recommendations are far less likely to become dehydrated or suffer from heat related conditions both at home and in the workplace.

Engineering controls

Engineering controls should be the first action. These would include:

Administrative controls

Administrative controls are also used to mitigate risks of heat stress. The work would need to be assessed where and when heat will be a hazard. Develop a plan to eliminate or control each hazard.