Avoiding Heat Stress When Working in Extreme Temperatures

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Extreme heat is predicted in the next few days, and will likely occur throughout the summer. In 2021 Canada was hit with one of the most devastating heat waves on record. One of the provinces hit the hardest was B.C. with nearly 600 deaths resulting from extreme temperatures between June 18th – August 12th, 2021. High temperatures combined with humidity …

Working in Extreme Heat: Safe Work Practices to Avoid Heat Related Illness

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What is Heat Stress? Heat stress is the body’s inability to control its internal temperature. It can result in serious illness or death.[divider size=”15px”] The disorders and their symptoms of heat stress:[divider size=”10px”] Heat Rashes: These are a common problem resulting from persistent wetting of clothing by un-evaporated sweat.[divider size=”5px”] Symptoms: Clusters of small red dots or pimples and itchy …