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HAZWOPER: Heat Stress

9 Lessons
18-25 Minutes
7 Quiz Questions

Course Overview


When working around hazardous materials your personal protective gear may present dangers to your health. Your chemical protective suit not only adds about 30 pounds to your body weight, it blocks air from reaching within the gear. These conditions alone can make the body prone to overheating. Add hot ambient temperatures, and you have a recipe for a potentially fatal condition: heat stroke. This video explains how the body normally regulates its temperature, and how that process can be compromised by personal protective equipment. It stresses the importance of taking post-decontamination breaks on a regular basis and rehydrating with electrolyte-containing beverages to ward off heat stress and heat stroke. Working around hazardous materials is inherently dangerous, and informed workers can learn to minimize the dangers posed by overheating. This video is an important tool in making workers and their managers aware of how to protect again heat illnesses, and what to do if they or a co-worker exhibits symptoms of heat stress or heat stroke. Watching this video can help ensure your workers will drive themselves home after their shift, instead of being driven to the hospital in an ambulance.

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    Key Audience


    All workers and supervisors involved in hazardous waste disposal or clean up

    Course Topics


    Introduction
    How Your Body Cools Itself
    Fluids & Minerals
    Heat Rash, Cramps & Exhaustion
    Heat Stroke
    First Aid
    Acclimatization
    Medications, Food & Clothing
    Review

    Course Detail


    Course ID
    marchwht_vod

    Time

    18-25 Min
    Questions
    7

    Languages

    en-es

    video format

    SD-Wide

    captions

    No

    Resources

    Yes

    Lessons

    9

    Remediation

    Yes

    Bookmarking

    Yes

    Feedback

    Yes

    Microlearning

    no