As you may, or may not have noticed, it’s HOT! So hot, that the possibility of Heat Exhaustion/Stress and Heat Stroke is very real. Symptoms are rarely recognized by the person experiencing them, so keep a close eye on your co-workers and friends as well as children and pets.

The best course of action is always prevention!

What to do if you or someone else is experiencing symptoms

Heat Exhaustion/Stress.  Bring the person to a cool location and encourage them to drink water. If symptoms persists, consider seeking medical attention.

Heat Stroke. This is a MEDICAL EMERGENCY.Try to cool the person down by bringing them to a cool location, removing extra layers of clothing, pouring cold water on them and fanning them. Encourage the person to drink water if they are conscious and capable.

Call the Department of University Safety (DUS) at 613-520-4444 for emergency medical response.

At these temperatures, heat stress can rapidly progress into heat stroke. Heat stroke is a medical emergency and fatalities occur every summer.

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