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NIOSH Heat Stress Topic Page

NIOSH Heat Stress Topic Page

NIOSH Heat Stress Topic Page:  Example, It's Fry Day and you are roasting outside. Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments are at risk of heat stress. Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses and injuries. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat  exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat can also increase the risk of injuries as it may result in sweaty palms, fogged-up safety glasses, and dizziness. Burns may also occur as a result of accidental contact with hot surfaces or steam. Workers at risk of heat stress include outdoor workers and workers in hot environments, firefighters, construction workers, factory workers, and others. Workers at greater risk of heat stress include those who are 65 years of age or older, ae overweight,... Show More
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