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How to prevent heat stress

Heat stress is common among those exposed to high temperatures for extended periods. The human body has less resistance to high temperatures, so it is advisable to avoid spending too many hours in direct sunlight during intense heat. Even walking slowly can increase heart rate at high temperatures.



Heat stress occurs when the body temperature exceeds 40.5 degrees Celsius. At this temperature, the body begins to shut down its internal systems, causing dehydration and fatigue. Additionally, tissue damage can occur. There are several causes of heat stress besides direct exposure to high temperatures.



Places with poor air circulation and poorly ventilated work areas can contribute to dehydration. The human body cools down through sweat, which requires adequate hydration. A dehydrated body may not sweat enough, thus maintaining a higher body temperature.



There are many ways to recognize signs of heat stress. Symptoms may include high body temperature, red and hot skin, dry and swollen tongue, headache, nausea, fatigue, increased heart rate, and loss of consciousness. It is advisable to seek medical assistance if one or more of these symptoms occur.



To prevent heat stress, it is important to reduce direct exposure to the sun during hot days and seek shade when necessary. Wearing lightweight, light-colored clothing can help keep the body cool. It is also important to drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic fluids to avoid dehydration, even if not thirsty. Keeping indoor environments well ventilated and taking cold showers can help cool down.



To prevent these problems, we have introduced cooling clothing into our range, a complete line of garments designed for high-temperature situations.



The use of cooling vests can help rapidly cool a person exposed to extreme temperatures.



This method is often used by organizations that employ manual outdoor workers during excessive heat and are starting to be recommended by legal regulations in some states in workplace laws.



By following these precautions, it is possible to reduce the risk of heat stress and maintain well-being during hot days.


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