Heat stress management is an occupational concern for employees who work continually in hot environments.
Occupations who suffer heat stress are foundries, food industries, mining and quarries, building material manufacturing, paper mills, weldering and workers who wear full protective non breathable coveralls or are required to work outside for the entirety of their shift in the elements.
Heat stress occurs when the body’s cooling system can’t keep up with the heat induced by activity or environment. Symptoms include dizziness, exhaustion, heat cramps, dehydration, and collapse.
A person may be in danger of symptoms such as stroke if the body core temperature reaches 41°C. To accurately assess the risk of heat stress a heat stress monitor is used which records both the core temperature and real time relative humidity.
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