Heat Stress Prevention
Most of Georgia is ready for spring and summer at this point. With these warmer seasons comes heat, and the potential for heat related injuries. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports over 7,000 heat stress illnesses and over 600 deaths from heat annually in the USA. As we get older, it is harder to regulate our body temperature and dehydration. The goal is to recognize the hazards and symptoms of heat stress disorders and stop them before they occur. For more information about heat stress prevention, read the March edition of the Risk Management Services Loss Control Bulletin.
The following are additional heat prevention resources and guidelines from the CDC: