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Heat-Related Illness Can Quickly Become a Medical Emergency

Warmer temperatures, physically demanding work, heavy clothing, and dehydration can put even the healthiest workers at risk for debilitating heat exhaustion and life-threatening heat stroke.

Impairment caused by heat exhaustion can also make workers more susceptible to falls, equipment-related injuries, and other on-the-job safety hazards.

Prevention is the best approach to protect workers. Follow safety requirements in applicable rules and use the resources on this page to plan, prepare, and train for prevention.

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