As we all know, global warming is impacting the overall world’s climate in drastic ways. As a result, the hot regions are experiencing record-breaking heatwaves. This heat is easily prevented by relaxing in chilled air-conditioned rooms but, those who are exposed to direct environmental heat and have to work there face serious issues.
The human body relies on homeostasis in order to adjust to environmental conditions and maintain a healthy body temperature. However, if this mechanism fails to cope with the rising temperature of the environment, the body temperature rather than cooling down starts rising which results in heat stress.
People who use mechanical efforts such as laborers working on a construction site must be very careful in humid conditions. Working during such hot days can even become fatal in many cases. Back in 2015, nearly 2,830 nonfatal occupational injuries whereas, 37 work-related deaths occurred due to severe environmental heat.
Luckily, you can prevent heat strokes by taking very simple precautionary measures. Whether you work indoors or outdoors, you must take care of yourself in order to survive scorching heat.
To find out more about heat-stress-related illness and easy ways to overcome it, we have attached an infographic below. Check it out.
Infographic by: Creativesafetysupply.com