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HAAD Heat Stress Program
Heat stress is the effect that the thermal environment has on a person’s ability to maintain a normal body temperature. Physical work generates heat in the body which must be lost to the environment through sweating and evaporation. A hot or humid environment makes this more difficult and this can affect both mental and physical performance. Inability to get rid of body heat adequately may result in heat illness.
Heat illness can be avoided if proper precautions are taken and workers are educated in identifying the signs of heat illness and the precautions to take to control and prevent it. Click below to have access to freely downloadable materials and implementation pack for your worksite to assist you in raising awareness of the dangers of heat exposure and what to do to avoid heat illness.