"HEAT: Working in Hot Environments" DVD trains personnel who wear protective clothing or work in hot environments, how to avoid heat stroke and other heat illnesses. It is particularly valuable for emergency responder training. Every year in the U.S. there are at least 3,000 heat-related illnesses and occupational injuries involving days lost from work. Emergency responders who work in protective clothing are especially vulnerable.
Levels of heat illness
Occupations where workers may be at risk
How heat is transferred and builds up in the human body
Symptoms of dehydration, heat stress, heat exhaustion and heat stroke
Specific heat issues relating to chemical protective clothing
Medical monitoring before, during, and after operating in protective clothing