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THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF LABOR IS WARNING ABOUT THE DANGERS OF HEAT ON THE JOB.

 

EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE WARNING SIGNS OF HEATSTROKE AS TEMPERATURES RISE SAYS DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT DIRECTOR JASON KELLER.

 

 

KELLER SAYS IT'S VITAL FOR WORKERS TO STAY HYDRATED OUTSIDE, AND NOTES THAT THOSE WITH UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS, SENIORS AND THOSE WHO ARE OVERWEIGHT ARE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS.

 

 

KELLER STRESSES THAT HEATSTROKE CAN BE LIFE-THREATENING AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS AN EMERGENCY.

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