How To Avoid Heat Stroke On The Job
Working 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 of heat stroke include:
Take the following steps to treat a worker with heat stroke:
To learn more please visit the www.cdc.org.