Surviving the Texas Heat
Heat-related illnesses are common occurrences in our brutally hot, humid Texas summers and come in various forms, including minor inconveniences, such as a sunburn or rash, but can progress into something much more significant, such as a heat stroke. Severe heat illnesses occur when the body cannot get rid of excess heat, causing core temperatures to rise and the heart rate to increase. Heat and dehydration can also affect concentration and employees can be more prone to accidents. With proper education and preparation, heat-related illnesses and deaths are preventable.
Heat Illnesses in Order of Increased Severity
Signs and Symptoms of Heat Illness:
Personal Risk Factors for Heat Illness:
Preventing Heat Illness:
Links to Resources:
City Secretary | Susan Coffer
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