Difference Between Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke

Posted By Kelly Hone on 2018-07-11 12:45

Did you know a heat stroke can increase the body’s temperature to 106 degrees in as little as 10 to 15 minutes? - Work safe and work smart!

Heat Exhaustion Symptoms:

- Dizziness and feeling faint.
- Headache.
- Constant Sweating.
- Irritable.
- Possible weak or rapid pulse.
- Shallow Breathing.
- Pale, cool or clammy skin.
- Nausea or vomiting
- Muscle cramps 


- Take the person into a cool shaded or air conditioned area.
- Make sure they are drinking plenty of water if they are conscious 
- Apply cold compress and make sure they are steady on their feet due to dizziness when standing.

Heat Stoke Symptoms:

- Absence of sweating.
- Pulsating headache.
- Hot, red, dry skin.

- High body temperature.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Strong, rapid pulse.
- Confusion

- May loose consciousness


- DIAL 999
- Take instant action to cool the person down- This can be done but applying a cold compress over the body, placing in a shaded area or sponge the person down with cold water.


Remember to be proactive when working in hot environments. Take the necessary steps to avoid a heat stroke, keep an eye out for co-workers, and know how to spot the symptoms in the case of an emergency!


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