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Mining Product: Heat Stress: A Series of Fact Sheets for Promoting Safe Work in Hot Mining Settings

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Original creation date: February 2017

Photo of a worker wiping sweat off of his forehead while outside on a sunny day.

Hot environments can be hazardous! Heat exposure can cause a range of effects on your body, from irritating rashes to heat stroke, which is often fatal.

Understanding heat stress can help you to stay safe while working in hot environments. This set of heat stress fact sheets, developed by the NIOSH Mining program, offers practical information about working in hot mining conditions. These fact sheets are intended to be used together as a set, but each fact sheet can also stand alone.

The individual PDFs are available via the links below, or you can use the link in the Reference section to download the set in a ZIP file.

Authors: T Victoroff, K Yeoman

Reference - February 2017

Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Nos. 2017-123; 2017-124; 2017-125; 2017-126; 2017-127; 2017-128


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