Heat Exhaustion | Tool Box Meeting

Please ensure to pack water and stay hydrated throughout the day! Please take 3 minutes to watch this video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTG0xSvTxEw&t=71s


If heat stress is not recognized and treated early, it can lead to heat disorders, which have serious effects on the body. These include:

Heat cramps

  • Painful muscle cramps

  • Can lead to heat exhaustion if left untreated

Heat exhaustion

  • Shallow breathing

  • Increased heart rate

  • Weak, rapid pulse

  • Cool, pale, clammy skin

  • Sweating

  • Weakness, fatigue, dizziness

  • Headache and nausea

  • Fainting

  • Muscle cramps

  • Can lead to heat stroke if left untreated

Heat stroke

  • Hot, dry, flushed skin

  • No longer sweating

  • Agitation and confusion

  • Decreased level of consciousness and awareness

  • Headache

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Seizures

  • Increase in breathing rate

  • Irregular pulse

  • Shock

  • Cardiac arrest

Stay safe,

Eric C.

Operations Manager

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