Keep Employees Safe from Heat-Related Illnesses During the Summer Months

Heat-related illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke, happen when the body can’t keep itself cool. Normally the body stays cool by sweating and heat is carried away when the sweat evaporates. However, on very hot and humid days, this process is interrupted by the presence of moisture in the air that slows down the evaporation of sweat. Because the body cannot maintain its core temperature, body temperature rises and a person may start to experience the following symptoms. [Read more…]