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Jun 11, 2017
Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke
As we celebrated summer solstice on 21 June, we are now officially in the summer season. Hopefully you’ll be able to enjoy some sun, but it’s important to be aware of the danger of heat as it can cause heat exhaustion or heatstroke.
Although the sun can be the main cause of a hot working environment, heat can come from many other sources such as machinery and equipment found in bakeries, factories, laundries or a restaurant kitchen.
In hot and humid conditions, sweating can cause the body to gradually lose salt and water. This can lead to someone experiencing heat exhaustion.
As heat exhaustion develops you may notice the following symptoms:
If you notice these symptoms, you can help the person with some simple, straightforward actions.
Heatstroke is a serious condition that occurs when the body becomes dangerously over-heated. It is usually caused by prolonged exposure to heat.
There may be:
If you notice any of these signs of heatstroke, you should not delay in carrying out the following actions.
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