How To Avoid Heat Stroke On The Job

Posted by IcyBreeze - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on

niosh-heatstressinfographic.jpgWorking indoors or out in hot environments can take a toll on you, your performance and can lead to serious injury or death. Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related disorder. It occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature: the body's temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. When heat stroke occurs, the body temperature can rise to 106 degrees Fahrenheit or higher within 10 to 15 minutes. Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not given.

Being prepared is the best prevention for this serious disorder. An IcyBreeze portable battery powered air conditioner helps solve this issue by allowing you to bring a cold breeze wherever you go. Use while you are working to blow cold air on you or while taking breaks. IcyBreeze helps by blowing ice cold air on you reducing your core body temperature.

Read below to learn more about heat stroke prevention.

Symptoms

Symptoms of heat stroke include:

  • Hot, dry skin or profuse sweating
  • Hallucinations
  • Chills
  • Throbbing headache
  • High body temperature
  • Confusion/dizziness
  • Slurred speech
  • First Aid

    Take the following steps to treat a worker with heat stroke:

  • Call 911 and notify their supervisor.
  • Move the sick worker to a cool shaded area.
  • Cool the worker using methods such as:
  • Soaking their clothes with water.
  • Spraying, sponging, or showering them with water.
  • Fanning or blowing cold air on their body.
  • To learn more please visit the www.cdc.org.

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