Heat-Related Illness

Jeff Mlekush, Coordinator Safety Operations

It’s getting hot! Summer is here! Know the signs of heat-related illnesses and know what to do if you or those around you exhibit symptoms.

Heat Stroke

What to look for:

  • High body temperature (100*F or higher)
  • Hot, red, dry, or damp skin
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Losing consciousness (passing out)

What to do:

  • Call 911 right away – heat stroke is a medical emergency
  • Move the person to a cooler place
  • Help lower the person’s temperature with cool cloths or a cool bath
  • Do not give the person anything to drink

For more information about heat strokes, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, sunburns and heat rash visit the CDC’s website.