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    :: Monday, July 25, 2005 ::

    Tips for Coping with Heat Stress - University of California
    AB 805, a bill pending in the California Legislature, would add specific heat-illness prevention and response requirements to employers' existing obligations for workplace safety. This month, after more than three inactive years, a Cal/OSHA advisory committee resumed its consideration of a new industrial regulation that would help prevent heat illness and injury in the workplace.

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    8. The single best way to reduce your heat stress risks while working is to steadily replenish the water you lose as sweat. Drinking small amounts frequently, such as 6 to 8 ounces every 15 minutes, is more effective than large amounts less often.

    9. Relying on thirst as a signal to drink is dangerous. Most people do not feel thirsty until their fluid loss reaches 2 percent of body weight and is already affecting them.

    More references about heat stress are available on the Web site: http://are.berkeley.edu/heat/

    Cal/OSHA Provides Safety Tips for Working in Unusually High Temperatures
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