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Heat stress happens when your body can no longer control its internal temperature. Heat stress can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The symptoms of heat exhaustion include dizziness, headache, rapid pulse, nausea, and vomiting. The symptoms of heat stroke include high body temperature, confusion, and convulsions. Heat stroke can be fatal.

You can prevent heat stress when you are working in a hot environment by drinking water frequently (even if you are not thirsty), resting in the shade when you need to cool down, and wearing a hat and light-colored clothing.

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    • Heat Illness Prevention online course
      This online course is designed to satisfy 5 of the 7 training requirements found in Oregon OSHA’s rules to address heat illness prevention
      English  Online course  05/27/2022
    • Prevención de Enfermedades causadas por el Calor
      Este curso en línea está diseñado para satisfacer 5 de los 7 requisitos de capacitación que se encuentran en las normas de Oregon OSHA, para abordar la prevención de enfermedades causadas por el calor (OAR 437-002-0156 y OAR 437-004-1151).
      Spanish  Online course  05/27/2022

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