Fw: Heat Stress Quiz
Edward W. Hammitt (ehammitt@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Mon, 9 Jun 1997 18:00:12 -0400
> From: UCCS Safety & Risk Management <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Undisclosed.recipients:;@brain.uccs.edu
> Subject: Heat Stress Quiz
> Date: Wednesday, June 04, 1997 11:12 AM
> HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT HEAT STRESS?
> The body is affected by heat stress on the job more than many workers
> think. Prepare for the first summer heat wave (answers next page):
> 1. True False High temperatures put stress on the body because the
> surface blood vessels expand and the pulse increases.
> 2. True False You only need to replace fluids when you feel hot or
> 3. True False Applying sunscreen once before work is enough to protect
> you throughout the day.
> 4. True False A sunburn can affect your body's cooling system.
> 5. True False Heat-stress symptoms can include high body temperature,
> heavy perspiring, cool and clammy skin as well as
> dry skin and headache.
> 6. True False It is important to replace vital body fluids with five
> to seven ounces of water every 15 to 20 minutes to
> avoid dehydration when working in a hot environment.
> 7. True False As long as you are sweating, your body is being cooled.
> 8. True False Heat stress victims should have their legs elevated and
> muscles massaged in the shade.
> 9. True False Since heat rash can be caused by wet skin, it is not
> advisable to bathe regularly during hot and humid
> 10.True False A hot meal can reduce your body's ability to release
> heat thus contributing to the potential for heat
> stress disorders.
> (Answers: 1.T 2.F 3.F 4.T 5.T 6.T 7.F 8.T 9.F 10.T
> Source: Coastal Video Communications Corp. handbooks, "Heat
> Stress" and "Beat the Heat")
> Frank D. Hammitt, CLA
> Safety & Risk Management
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