12 Months of Safety
June 2022

Heat stroke and heat stress prevention

Heat-related illnesses happen when a person heats up faster than they can cool down. Symptoms range from mild to severe and can quickly escalate into a medical emergency if untreated—but you can prevent heat-related illness in most cases.

Early signs include nausea, light-headedness, fatigue, muscle cramping, and dizziness. Heat-related illness can affect everyone – even those accustomed to working in the heat. If heat exhaustion progresses to heat stroke, it is a medical emergency that, untreated, can lead to death.

Prepare to prevent heat-related illness at work with our resources.

Heat stroke and heat stress prevention Resources and Tools

Heat-related illness

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Heat-related illness Download tools and resources to prevent heat-related illness in the workplace. News Checklist Infographic

Heat-related illness – signs, symptoms, and treatment

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Prepare now to prevent heat-related illness at work

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Heat-related illnesses happen when a person heats up faster than they can cool down. Heat-related illness can affect everyone – even those accustomed to working in the heat. If heat stress progresses to heat stroke, it is a medical emergency that, untreated, can lead to death.

Hot Work

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Hot work is work that creates sparks or a flame (i.e. tiger torch), or a fire that must be monitored after being extinguished.

Heat stroke and heat stress prevention News


B.C. heat wave puts workers at increased risk for heat-related illness

B.C. is bracing for a dangerous, long-duration heat wave that will affect B.C. beginning Friday, June 25th and last until Tuesday. In hot working environments—indoors or out—everyone needs to be alert for the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness and prepare in advance to reduce the risks. Heat-related illnesses happen when a person heats up […]