EGT Safety Alert 82: Heat Stress Awareness

18 December 2019

Did you know? 

  • Workers in very hot environments can lose up to 1 litre of fluid every hour
  • Heatstroke is fatal in up to 80% cases
  • Heat kills more Australians than any natural disaster
  • Record-breaking temperatures are becoming more common in Australia

Top tips for heat stress management 

  • Regularly drink cool water, not ice-cold water
  • Take regular breaks
  • Avoid caffeine 
  • Reduce time spent doing work activities in the heat, e.g. job rotation or work during the cooler part of the day
    Know the symptoms of heat stress 

Know the symptoms of heat stress

For further information regarding this Safety Alert, please contact EGT on (08) 6241 6100.