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Thursday, July 29, 2010
Heat Warning PLEASE READ!!!!
PARAMOUNT PICTURES HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM
This program is written to address the concerns, symptoms and prevention of heat related illnesses, which can be fatal. Heat illness can occur when your body temperature rises only a few degrees above normal (98.6°). This heat build up can be caused by exposure to hot and/or humid weather as well as, physical exertion. Without immediate treatment, this can result in weakness, cramps, disorientation and can even be fatal. Under Cal/OSHA law, Heat Illness Prevention applies to all outdoor places of employment at those times when the environment risk factors for heat illness are present.
WHAT ARE TYPES OF HEAT ILLNESS?
HEAT RASH is caused by excessive sweating during hot and humid weather and appears on the skin in the form of a rash.
HEAT CRAMPS are painful muscle spasms that occur when excessive sweating (usually from strenuous physical activity) has depleted the body of its salt and fluids (electrolytes).
SUNBURN is caused by overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. It may cause burns and blisters on the skin which may also be called sun poisoning. Long term exposure to the sun may lead to skin cancer.
HEAT EXHAUSTION occurs when the body losses more fluids than it has taken in. Some symptoms include excessive sweating, cold and clammy skin, weakness, dizziness, vomiting and loss of consciousness.
HEATSTROKE is a life threatening emergency that occurs when the body’s natural temperature regulation system shuts down and sweating stops. Symptoms include, hot, dry, flushed skin, altered behavior, convulsions and high internal body temperature. IF THESE SYPMTOMS ARE PRESENT, SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATLEY!
WHAT TO LOOK FOR:
Warning signs and symptoms of heat illness are key to early detection in preventing life threatening heat stroke. However, these symptoms may not always follow a progressive pattern. Any of the following signs should be treated seriously: