For all workers, especially during the hot season, heat stress is a real threat. The heat combined with work exertion drains fluids quickly from the body, leading to dehydration. Unless rehydrated, the body will no longer be able to cool itself enough to remain below the healthy threshold of 100.4°F/38°C (according to an OSHA Heat Stress Guide). When this happens, heat stress sets in and if left untreated, it may escalate to heat stroke, a fatal and life-threatening condition.
The instance described above applies mostly to people working in hot conditions without adequate ventilation and fluid intake. Now, consider those that work in hot conditions WHILE wearing protective gear e.g. worke