Heat stress

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Heat stress

How can workers prevent heat stress before it begins?
Longer hours and increasing climate levels are transforming work zones into dangerous heat zones. Ignoring early warning signs such as heat discomfort, sweating or thirst can lead to heat-related illness, including heat stroke and death.
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Protective clothing

Because protective clothing is often heavier than regular work wear, is it more likely to lead to heat stress for workers?
Although the type of garment/fabric is a contributing factor, research indicates that garments play a relatively minor role in reducing heat stress – especially when compared to work practices regarding proper hydration and rest breaks.
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FROM THE FIELD

Avoiding heat stress

What is the best prevention strategy to help workers avoid heat stress?
Planning and preparedness are no longer luxuries, but necessities, when it comes to preventing heat-related illnesses.
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Effects of heat stress on workers

What causes workers to commit mental errors when the ambient temperature is higher than 95° F?
What causes workers to commit mental errors when the ambient temperature is higher than 95 degrees F?
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