Protecting Workers from Heat Stress – What to Do When a Worker is Ill from the Heat

This is an excerpt from the article “Protecting Workers from Heat Stress”. For more info, please visit www.osha.gov.

What to Do When a Worker is Ill from the Heat

• Call a supervisor for help. If the supervisor is not available, call 911.

• Have someone stay with the worker until help arrives.

• Move the worker to a cooler/shaded area.

• Remove outer clothing.

• Fan and mist the worker with water; apply ice (ice bags or ice towels).

• Provide cool drinking water, if able to drink.

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