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Summer is upon us and the temperature is on the rise.  With the rise in temperature, Employers need to keep that in mind with their employees especially in manufacturing, factory, construction, firefighters etc. Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at risk for heat stress. Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illness and injuries. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or rashes. Prevention of heat stress is important. Employers should provide training so they understand the signs and symptoms of heat stress, how it affects their health and safety and prevention. In temperatures as low as 80 degrees Fahrenheit, the human body compensates for heat levels in the inner core by pumping blood to the skin for cooling. When combined with the fact that most people start the day dehydrated, heat stress is a major contributing factor in preventable accidents and work-related injury. If heat stress is not
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