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Understanding & Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses – E2972E

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1
It generally takes about five to seven days of exposure to become acclimated to hot environments.
2
Temperatures inside industrial facilities can reach levels that can cause heat-related illness.
3
When working in hot environments, you should drink about eight ounces of water every 20 minutes even if you aren’t thirsty.
4
If you work in hot conditions on a regular basis, the first step in preventing heat stress is ________________.
5
Heat syncope occurs as a result of a lack of blood flow to the __________.
6
When working in hot conditions, you can sweat out as much as a _______________ of water per hour.
7
If you experience the symptoms of heat stress at work while wearing personal protective equipment, it’s okay to remove it until these symptoms dissipate.
8
Water alone will not replenish the salt and minerals needed to prevent heat cramps.
9
Heat rash is also known as ____________________.