Now is the time to prepare your fitters, plumbers, and service techs for the looming dog days of summer. By providing them with the knowledge they’ll need to prevent heat stress related illnesses, you ensure their safety down the road.
Common heat stress related illnesses and their symptoms include:
- Heat Stroke: The body loses its ability to sweat, and can’t control its temperature (HEAT STROKE IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY)
- Heat Exhaustion: The body sweats away too much water and salt
- Heat Syncope: The body’s blood pressure becomes too low, resulting in dizziness or fainting and
- Heat Cramps: The body experiences painful muscle spasms.
MCAA Safety Resources Provide Training Talks
MCAA’s safety resources are available for free as a benefit of membership. Be sure to check out:
- Talks #36 and #37 in Toolbox Safety Talks for Construction Contractors – Volume I
- Talk #48 in Toolbox Safety Talks for Construction Contractors – Volume VI
MCAA’s full range of safety resources are available via our Direct Links to MCAA & MSCA Safety Resources page.
CNA Offers Guidance
Long-time MCAA partner in safety CNA offers guidance on the subject in one of its highly informative risk control bulletins.