Staying Cool While on the Job With the arrival of summer heat comes the increased risk of heat-related illnesses (HRI) for EMS providers. Common types of heat-illnesses include heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat stroke and muscle breakdown. This Month’s Health and Safety Infographic is all about tips for staying cool on the job. Visit bit.ly/EMSHeatRelatedIllnessPrevention for more information and resources about preventing and mitigating HRI.
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