Prepare now to prevent heat-related illness at workHeat-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.
B.C. heat wave puts workers at increased risk for heat-related illnessB.C. is bracing for a dangerous, long-duration heat wave. 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 faster than they can cool down. Symptoms range from mild to severe […]