Heat Stress Prevention

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1 : Protect Yourself… Dr. Tridib Ghose Chittagong, Bangladesh June 2009 Heat Stress
2 : Heat cramps, Heat exhaustion, and Heat stroke. Heat stress disorders:
3 : High temperature and humidity; direct sun or heat; limited air movement; physical exertion; poor physical condition Some medicines; and inadequate tolerance for hot workplaces Factors Leading to Heat Stress:
4 : Headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting. Weakness and moist skin. Mood changes such as irritability or confusion. Upset stomach or vomiting Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion:
5 : Dry, hot skin with no sweating. Mental confusion or losing consciousness. Seizures or convulsions. Symptoms of Heat Stroke Heat stroke is a medical emergency caused by failure of the body's heat controls. Sweating stops and the body temperature rises precipitously. Heat stroke:
6 : Difference between Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion:
7 : Know signs/symptoms of heat-related illnesses; monitor yourself and coworkers. Block out direct sun or other heat sources. Use cooling fans/air-conditioning; rest regularly. Drink lots of water; about 1 cup every 15 minutes. Wear lightweight, light colored, loose-fitting clothes. Avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks, or heavy meals. Preventing Heat Stress:
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9 : What to Do for Heat-Related Illness?? Call for help…….. Or emergency number at once
10 : Move the worker to a cool, shaded area. Loosen or remove heavy clothing. Provide cool drinking water. Fan and mist the person with water. While waiting for help to arrive:
11 : Heat Stress Thank you….


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