Heat stress

Working in extreme heat can cause occupational injuries and accidents. Heat stress can cause medical conditions like heat stroke, exhaustion and cramps, and accidents can result from dizziness, sweaty palms, and falls.

Outdoor worksites, construction on buildings without air conditioning, Road work are among the highest risks of workers being affected by heat stress. During the summer months, the risk of heat stress is significantly higher due to increased temperature and longer days. Teaching workers how to deal with heat stress helps to keep them safe and prevent accidents from happening on worksites.

In this toolbox talk, highlight measures to prevent heat stress and symptoms to look out for while working in hot weather.

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