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Heat Stress Safety Tip

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Can you spot heat-related illness?

Heat Stroke: An excessive rise in body temperature above 106°F (41.1°C) makes this an urgent medical emergency. If you observe sudden and sustained loss of consciousness preceded by vertigo, nausea, headache, cerebral dysfunction, bizarre behavior and excessive body temperature, get emergency medical help immediately!

Heat Exhaustion: Be aware of an elevation of core body temperature above 100.4°F (38°C) and abnormal performance of one or more organ systems. Heat exhaustion may signal impending heat stroke. Seek medical attention.

Heat Cramp: Watch for spastic contractions of the voluntary muscles (mainly arms, hands, legs and feet). Move to a cool place and hydrate.

 100% of heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable.

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