Beat the Heat with Our Recommended Job Site Practices
What Is Heat Stress, How Does It Happen, and Who Is Affected?
Each year, thousands of employees become sick from heat exposure while on the job. Oil and gas workers are no exception, as they often get exposed to high temperatures and humidity at the job site. Heat stress occurs when a worker's body temperature rises above safe limits. When the body can't control its temperature, the body temperature rises, sweating fails, and the heart rate increases.