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Tips for Managing Heat Stress

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Hot weather can take a serious toll on our health. In Europe in 2003, 70,000 people died in a heatwave. While such large-scale loss of life has not yet been experienced in an Australian summer, many parts of the country are experiencing exceptionally warm conditions that carry significant health risks – especially for older people, young children and those with chronic health conditions. Read Full Article

Guidance for Working in Heat

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Heat illness covers a range of medical conditions that can arise when the body is unable to properly cope with working in heat. These conditions include:

• heat stroke - a life threatening condition that
requires immediate first aid and medical attention
• fainting
• heat exhaustion
• heat cramps
• rashes (also called ‘prickly heat’)
• heat fatigue
• worsening of pre-existing illnesses and conditions. Read Full Article

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