Prevention of Occupational Heat-Related Illnesses
Organization: American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Published in: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: October 2021 - Volume 63 - Issue 10 - p e737-e744 doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002351
High ambient temperatures and strenuous physical activity put workers at risk for a variety of heat-related illnesses and injuries. Through primary prevention, secondary prevention, and treatment, OEM health providers can protect workers from the adverse effects of heat. This statement by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine provides guidance for OEM providers who serve workers and employers in industries where heat exposure occurs.