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During Summer Work, Stay Aware of Heat Exhaustion Risks

By Grant Law Office on June 11, 2012

Summer Work Safety AtlantaHeat exhaustion and heatstroke can cause serious injury. Unfortunately, both conditions are common in a Georgia summer, especially among those who work outdoors on construction, agriculture, or other projects. Employers should monitor employees carefully and provide the resources they need to avoid heat-related injuries.

Heatstroke kills about 30 workers in the U.S. each year, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Heatstroke occurs when body temperature rises higher than the body can compensate for by sweating.

Symptoms may begin as a heat rash or cramps, but they can quickly progress to headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, or weakness. Flushed skin, lack of sweating, and odd behavior or hallucinations may occur as the condition progresses, along with a rise in body temperature. The higher the body temperature rises, the more likely that serious brain damage or even death will result. Even a difference of a few degrees can cause damage.

Water, shade, and rest are key to preventing heat exhaustion or heatstroke. Workers should drink plenty of water and take frequent short breaks in cool, shaded areas. Taking drinks and breaks should be required even if workers don’t yet feel weak, tired, or overheated.

Heat-related injuries can cause serious harm. If you’re injured on the job by heat exhaustion, burns, or other injuries, an experienced Georgia personal injury lawyer at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C. can help. Call us at (404) 995-3955 today for a free, confidential consultation.

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