Worthy to issue an alert on “Hyperthermia”.

As-Salam-o-Alaikum and welcome all,

With the approach of summer, different health and safety organizations release some precautionary alerts on hyperthermia. In our today’s post we will throw some light on it.

Summer can bring heat waves with unusually high temperatures that last for days and sometimes weeks. We very often forget about children, those may be at risk during hot weather as it is heightened for children left alone in vehicles. Hyperthermia (heat-stroke) is the leading cause of non-crash vehicle deaths for children under the age of fourteen. As there are no regulated facts available in Pakistan so very often we don’t come up with preparation about these things because we were never told by city, provincial or federal governmental organizations about the health related statistics and we are less fortune that not a large number of independent NGOs are working in this regard those record such events and tell us some facts so we prepare ourselves in time and educate people around us where we live and work.

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human being can ALTER his LFIE by ALTERING his ATTITUDE.”

Excessive heat may injure the skin or deeper tissues, and in extreme cases, may so upset the working of the body that death may ensue.

Our bodies work most efficiently within a normal temperature range of 36-37° C (97-99° F) In order to keep a level temperature the body must retain heat when the environmental temperature is cold and lose heat when it becomes hot.

Body heat is under the control of a temperature control centre (“thermostat”), situated at the base of the brain, which automatically adjusts the mechanisms that keep the balance between heat loss and heat gain. This word is made up of “hyper” (high) and “thermia” from the Greek word “thermes” which is heat.

The proactive organizations do realize what can affect their workforce and issue health alerts to avoid such incidents in their workplaces. Hyperthermia can be one of the subject on which earlier health alert can be shared with workforce and as global warming is increasing so more unusual and extreme weathers can pose some serious health risks to workforce.

First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan can arrange training on this subject for your company. We have

Circadian Rhythm; and

Working in Hot Climate.

Trainings to deal with effects of extreme (hot) temperatures.

Thanks & Best Regards,

Faisal Javed Mir

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About Faisal Javed Mir

Faisal Javed Mir is Occupational Health and Safety Professional, having 10 years of profound experience with multi-national companies. He has knowledge, skills, experience, tools, proven history and confidence to deliver what is required by learners. He is teaching First Aid since 2006 and certified by MEDIC First Aid International of United States for many first aid certification programs.
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