Staying safe in the heat

Get ready for rising temperatures and learn how to identify signs and symptoms, the risks related to heat-related illnesses and how to protect yourself by completing the Heat Stress Awareness course on the WPL website.

Working in hot environments can affect the body’s cooling system. As workers dehydrate, they are less able to cool themselves down, which may result in heat stress. Heat stress is when the body can no longer cool down so its core temperature increases beyond its optimal range. It is important to recognize the signs and symptoms early on so that more serious heat disorders can be prevented.

For more information on UBC Weather and Thermal Stress Safety, visit the Safety & Risk Services Thermal Stress webpage.