Human Resources

Safety Talk: Do You Know the Signs of Heat Illness?

It’s hot. It’s humid. You’re working hard. You — or one of your coworkers — could be suffering from heat exhaus­tion or heat stroke. Be aware of the symptoms of heat ill­ness and the actions you should take.

Heat Exhaustion

The symptoms of heat exhaustion include:

Act Immediately! If not treated, heat exhaustion can advance to heat stroke or death.

Heat Stroke — A Medical Emergency

The symptoms of heat stroke include:

Call 911 immediately for emergency help. Then:

Prevent Heat illness

The best way to prevent heat illness: Drink plenty of fluids.