WHAT IS HEAT STRESS?

Heat stress is a condition that occurs when the body is unable to regulate its internal temperature and cool itself through sweating. Heat stress shows many symptoms and encompasses several heat-induced illnesses such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rashes. These conditions are more likely to occur during hot summer months but may affect workers and athletes in various climates and conditions year-round. The most common composite measurement used to determine appropriate exposure to heat stress conditions is Wet Bulb Globe Temperature or "WBGT."

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  1. ACGIH Guidelines: Enhancing Workplace Safety Against Heat Stress

    ACGIH Guidelines: Enhancing Workplace Safety Against Heat Stress In industries where heat exposure is a concern, understanding and managing heat stress is crucial for maintaining a safe working environment. The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) plays a pivotal role in this aspect by providing guidelines that help organizations monitor and manage environmental heat risks. Diving ...
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  2. Beyond the Temperature: The Unseen Factors of Heat Stress

    Beyond the Temperature: The Unseen Factors of Heat Stress When we think about heat stress, temperature and humidity are usually the first factors that come to mind. However, several lesser-known factors can significantly amplify the risks associated with working in hot environments. Today, we will explore the hidden contributors to heat stress, such as comorbidities, the impact of certain medications, the...
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    The Science of Sweat: Understanding Hydration and Heat Stress During labor or vigorous activity, especially under the glaring sun, our bodies perform a delicate balancing act—regulating internal temperatures through sweat. As essential as sweating is for cooling us down, it simultaneously demands proper hydration to maintain our health and efficiency. This blog explores the critical role of hydration in ...
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