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Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke and Preventing Heat Stress

Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion

  • Headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting.

  • Weakness and moist skin.

  • Mood changes such as irritability or confusion.

  • Upset stomach or vomiting.

Symptoms of Heat Stroke

  • Dry, hot skin with no sweating.

  • Mental confusion or losing consciousness.

  • Seizures or convulsions.

Preventing Heat Stress

  • Know signs/symptoms of heat-related illnesses; monitor yourself and coworkers.

  • Block out direct sun or other heat sources.

  • Use cooling fans/air-conditioning, rest regularly.

  • Drink lots of water; about 1 cup every 15 minutes.

  • Wear lightweight, light colored, loose-fitting clothes.

  • Avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks, or heavy meals.

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