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Avoiding Heat Stress When Working in Construction

Avoiding Heat Stress When Working in Construction

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Published by: Ms_Mary_Malone on Apr 16, 2012
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Health effects of heat
Two types of heat illness:
Heat ExhaustionHeat Stroke
Sweaty skinHeadache DizzinessFast heart beatConvulsionsHigh temperatureRed, hot, dry skinConfusion Nausea, vomitingCrampsFaintingWeakness
1Stay safe and healthy!
“Easy does it” on your frst days o work in the heat. You need to get used to it.Rest in the shade – at least 5 minutes as needed to cool down.
WATER. REST. SHADE.
 
The work can’t get done without them.
Rest in the shade.Watch out foreach other.Wear hats andlight-coloredclothing.Drink water even if you aren’tthirsty — every 15 minutes.
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Watch out for early symptoms.
You may need medical help.People react dierently − you may have just aew o these symptoms, or most o them.

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