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Is Heat Stressing You Out at Work? – Dr. Jeffrey Levin

We here in East Texas are used to the heat of summer. But that doesn’t mean we’re immune to its effects. Heat Stress is a continuum of health disorders that start out subtly and without serious consequence but can progress rapidly to the point of causing severe health problems up to and including death. The risks attendant to heat stress are particularly acute for those who work outdoors in the summer or who work in high-heat environments. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, the U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler’s Dr. Jeffrey Levin discusses the full spectrum of heat stress – how to recognize it, how to treat it and how to avoid heat stress altogether.

What is heat stress? (first question)

Why is heat stress a hazard to workers? (skip to 1:15)

What are the different types of heat stress? (skip to 2:15)

What symptoms for heat stress should we look for? (skip to 3:19)

What types of work put individuals at the most risk for heat stress? (skip to 4:22)

Are some workers more at risk for heat stress than others? (skip to 5:27)

Heat stress has been linked to work-related injuries. What’s the connection? (skip to 6:09)

Is it true that you can acclimate your body to heat and if so, how? (skip to 7:07)

How can you protect yourself from the effects of heat stress? (skip to 8:01)

How effective are sports drinks (e.g. Gatorade) in helping with heat stress? (skip to 9:33)