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What Are You Doing to Protect Your Employees from Heat Stroke and Exhaustion?

These conditions are created when our body is unable to regulate our heat production at a safe level. First, we need to make all of our employees aware of the signs and symptoms for these conditions:

  1. Fatigue, weakness, fainting
  2. Nausea and vomiting
  3. Headache
  4. Dizziness
  5. Muscle cramps
  6. Irritability
  7. Sweating (absence or presence)
  8. Paleness

​These conditions can be further escalated by the physical condition of your employees. Employees at a greater risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke are those with:

  • Heart disease
  • Skin diseases
  • Extensive burns
  • Endocrine disorders (hyperthyroidism, diabetes, etc.)
  • High blood pressure
  • Overweight
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Fever

​Over-the-counter drugs can also contribute to a greater risk for these conditions.