Tips for Avoiding Heat Exposure

heat exposureThe season is upon us (at least in the northern hemisphere) so safety talks are once again turning to the dangers of too much heat exposure.  In addition to the obvious risks (such as heat rash, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke) it’s important to know that “heat-related illness is also linked to injuries from falls, equipment operation accidents and other on-the-job incidents,” according to the Department of Labor and Industries in Washington State.  “Such incidents can happen when someone with heat stress becomes fatigued, dizzy, confused or disoriented.”

The article goes on to provide general rules, guidelines and other resources for dealing with heat stress and heat-related illnesses.  Full article and resource links available here.

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Eric Svendsen

Eric Svendsen, Ph.D., is Principal and lead change agent for safetyBUILT-IN, a safety-leadership learning and development organization. He has over 20 years experience in creating and executing outcomes-based leadership development and culture change initiatives aligned to organizational goals, and he personally led the safety-culture initiatives of a number of client organizations that resulted in “best ever safety performance” years for those companies.

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