Heat Stroke Prevention Heat Stroke Prevention

Heat Stroke Prevention

  • Hong Kong's summer is very hot and humid. When we work under the hot weather, our body temperature rises and perspiration will cool our body down. However when perspiration cannot effectively play the role, we will suffer from dizziness, headache, nausea, shortness of breath and even unconsciousness; if the body temperature rises further to 41 degrees, it will lead to heat stroke which will be life-threatening.
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  • In hot and humid environment, we should take appropriate measures no matter working at indoor or outdoor workplace (e.g., warehouses, docks, construction sites, container yards, kitchens and laundry rooms etc.). To avoid working in hot environment is certainly the best way to avoid heat stroke, but if not possible, the following measures should be adopted to prevent heat stroke:
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    • Work under shelter to reduce the chance of direct sunlight and protect against sunburn
    • Minimize physical demands by using tools or mechanical aids at work
    • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-coloured clothing to facilitate perspiration and reduce the body heat
    • Drink sufficient amount of water or other appropriate beverages to replenish fluid and electrolytes lost
    • Avoid beverages that include alcohol, coffee, tea or caffeine to prevent dehydration
    • Avoid long hours of outdoor work and take rest in a cool place at certain time
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  • For more detail on the prevention of heat stroke, please refer to the following information.
Heat Stroke Prevention
Publications
The Labour Department issued revised Guidance Notes on the Selection, Use and Maintenance of Safety Helmets (“GN”) in June 2018. The concerned publications were produced well before the date and do not reflect the latest requirements for wearing suitable safety helmets with chin straps fastened. The GN prevails regarding the specifications and use of the safety helmets.
 
Name Type Publisher
Safety Boy x JentleCAT WhatsApp Sticker pack (Chinese Version Only)  Sticker OSHC

Vol.30 Hot Weater (Chinese Version)

Comic OSHC

Vol.30 Hot Weater (Nepali version)

Comic OSHC

Vol.30 Hot Weater (Urdu version)

Comic OSHC

Vol.41 Prevent Heat Stroke When Working in a Hot Weather (Chinese version)

Comic OSHC

Dehydrated Alert Sticker (English, Nepali & Urdu versions are available now)

Sticker OSHC

Information Sticker on Heat Stroke Prevention (Chinese Version)

Sticker OSHC

Information Sticker on Heat Stroke Prevention (English version)

Sticker OSHC

Information Sticker on Heat Stroke Prevention (Nepali version)

Sticker OSHC

Information Sticker on Heat Stroke Prevention (Urdu version)

Sticker OSHC

Heat stroke – Rest and Rehydrated 2020 (Chinese Version Only)

Poster OSHC

Beware of Heat Stroke (Extended Version)

Video OSHC

Beware of Heat Stroke (Chinese Version Only)

Poster OSHC

Heat stroke – Rest and Rehydrated (Chinese Version Only)

Poster OSHC

Drink more water for outdoor work

Poster OSHC

Information Poster on Heat Stroke Prevention (Chinese Version Only)

Poster OSHC

Information Card on Heat Stroke Prevention (Chinese Version)

Card OSHC

Safety and Health at Work in a Very Hot Environment (Chinese Version Only)

Leaflet OSHC

2019 Apr – Rest and Rehydrated (Chinese Version Only)

Article OSHC

2016 Jul – Interview on the effects of Extreme Weather on Occupational Safety and Health (Chinese Version Only)

Article OSHC

2016 Mar - Occupational Health Channel – Prevention of Heat Stroke in under Hot Weather (Chinese Version Only)

Article OSHC

Construction Industry - Good Housekeeping and Prevention of Heat Stroke (Chinese Version Only)

Bulletin OSHC

Information and Communications - Prevention of Heat Stroke at Work (Chinese Version Only)

Bulletin OSHC

Logistics and Freight Transport Industry - Tailgate Operation Safety and Prevention of Heat Stroke (Chinese Version Only)

Bulletin OSHC
Prevention of Heat Stroke - Construction Workers (Chinese Version Only) Video OSHC
Prevention of Heat Stroke - Professional Drivers (Chinese Version Only) Video OSHC
Prevention of Heat Stroke - Cleaning Workers (Chinese Version Only) Video OSHC

Prevention of Heat Stroke at Work in a Hot Environment

Leaflet Labour Department
Risk Assessment for the Prevention of Heat Stroke at Work Book Labour Department

Checklist for Heat Stress Assessment at Construction Sites

Assessment Form Labour Department

Checklist for Heat Stress Assessment at Outdoor Cleansing Workplaces

Assessment Form Labour Department

Prevent Heat Stroke When Working in a Hot Weather (Construction Worker)

Poster Labour Department

Prevent Heat Stroke When Working in a Hot Weather (Cleansing Worker)

Poster Labour Department
Prevent Heat Stroke When Working in a Hot Weather (Container Yards Worker) Poster Labour Department

Cold and Very Hot Weather

Leaflet Hong Kong Observatory