Working in extreme heat.

It has been a HOT one lately in the Alberta region.

Working in extreme heat puts stress on a person’s cooling system. When heat is combined with other stresses such as hard physical work, loss of fluids, fatigue or some medical conditions, it may lead to heat-related illness, disability and even death.

It should be noted that heat stroke is a medical emergency and as a result requires immediate medical attention (an ambulance should be called).
Other risk factors for developing heat strain besides medical conditions and certain medications are age, gender, past history of heat illness and use of PPE or heavy clothing.

Make sure to have a plan in place to combat the heat.
Always have water available and take breaks as needed.

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