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Class Report 5

Heat and Liability

Alicia T

on 29 March 2010

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Transcript of Class Report 5

Heat and Liability High Heat Dehydration Why Does it Happen? Muscle Cramps Heat Exhaustion Heat Stroke Liability Issues Factors include high physical exertion levels/duration/infrequent hydration breaks, high environmental temperatures, high humidity which decreases evaporation, low sweat levels (dehydration), lack of heat acclimatization, heat retaining clothing and protective equipment, and physical conditions which make certain individuals more susceptible to heat illness. Heat cramps are the mildest form of heat illness and are commonly related to low sodium and chloride levels. Warning signs and symptoms include intense muscle pain not associated with pulling or straining a muscle and persistent contractions during or after exercise.

Heat cramps should be treated by stopping activity and gently stretching and massaging the affected area. The athlete should immediately consume a sports drink containing sodium. According to the Employees' Compensation Ordinance (Cap 282), if an employee sustains an injury or dies as a result of an accident arising out of and in the course of his employment, his employer is in general liable to pay compensation under the Ordinance.

Whereas the worker is expected to report imminent heat exhaustion before catastrophe occurs, ultimately the employer is held liable by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for providing a safe work environment for its workers. Therefore, it is incumbent upon employers to screen workers for susceptibility and to rotate workers in and out of a hot work environment so as to prevent deleterious health outcomes, even fatalities. What is it? Heat Illness can be categorized in order of increasing severity as dehydration, muscle cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
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