DOE Operating Experience Summary - A Hot Topic: Preventing and Recognizing Heat-Related Illnesses
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Type:  DOE OPEX

Publisher:  U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security

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Topics:  Occupational Safety and Health, Operations

During warmer weather months, its imperative to consider the risks associated with working in hot environments, their effects on Department of Energy employees and contractors, and how those risks can be mitigated. Heat-related illnesses generally occur when high ambient temperatures, either indoor or outdoor, overcome the bodys natural ability to dissipate heat, resulting in heat illnesses.

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