Summer is here and with it comes hot weather. Did you know that heat illness can be deadly? If symptoms are not treated quickly, organs can start to fail. The body cools by using sweat when our body temperature rises. When it is hot or during high humidity, sweating is not enough to fully cool our bodies. We need more ways to cool, including water, shade, and rest.
For people working outdoors in hot weather, both air temperature and humidity affect how hot they feel. The “Heat Index” is a better way to measure this because it takes both temperature and humidity into account.
Interested in learning more? Please check out this quarter’s Loss Prevention Newsletter.