Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or who work in hot environments may be at risk of heat stress. Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses and injuries. Heat stress is a serious condition and can develop rapidly.
There are various types of heat stress, such as; heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps or heat rashes. There are a number of factors that can contribute to heat stress.
Personal factors such as the type of clothing being worn by workers and the work rate. Then there are the working environment factors such as air temperature, radiant temperature, humidity and air velocity. EGOS environmental has the expertise to carry out thermal environment monitoring and give practical solutions to protect your workers from the effects of heat stress. For more information on Heat stress and the thermal environment please click the link.