Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
 
 
 
Contact Elected Officials!
Heat Stress - OSHA Quick Card
Updated On: Aug 13, 2012

Heat Stress

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

  • Headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting.
  • Weakness and moist skin.
  • Mood changes such as irritability or confusion.
  • Upset stomach or vomiting.

Symptoms of Heat Stroke

  • Dry, hot skin with no sweating.
  • Mental confusion or losing consciousness.
  • Seizures or convulsions.

Preventing Heat Stress

  • 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.

What to Do for Heat-Related Illness

  • Call 911 (or local emergencynumber) at once.

While waiting for help to arrive:

  • Move the worker to a cool, shaded area.
  • Loosen or remove heavy clothing.
  • Provide cool drinking water.
  • Fan and mist the person with water.




More Information:
Working in Hot Environments
August 13, 2020
Teamster News Headlines
 
Connection Failure: This usually happens when the news feed URL is entered incorrectly.
 
     
  IBT UnionActive Newswire  
 
Updated: Aug. 13 (20:52)
Largest Private-Sector Strike of the Year Headed for Union Victory
Teamsters local 570
BLOOD DRIVE
Teamsters Local 249
Largest Private-Sector Strike of the Year Headed for Union Victory
Teamsters Local 355
Largest Private-Sector Strike of the Year Headed for Union Victory
Teamsters Local 992
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12: POWER RESTORED. LOCAL 179 UNION OFFICE RESUMES NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS
Teamsters Local 179
Convention Notices
Teamsters Local 61
 
     
 
 
Teamsters Local 991
Copyright © 2020, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™
Visit Unions-America.com!

Top of Page image